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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Great Creek Road, P.O. Box 72, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
Phone Number: 609-652-1665
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for...
More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
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National Park Service nature reserve in South Jersey!

It's actually under the national park service! A beautiful nature reserve in close to, even within the marshes of the Jersey shore, with amazing bird watching in shore wooded... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Galloway, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's actually under the national park service! A beautiful nature reserve in close to, even within the marshes of the Jersey shore, with amazing bird watching in shore wooded areas, as well as out to the bay waters on drivable levies. A real treasure in my backyard!

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First time here and we loved it. We drove the 8 mile loop and stopped to observe the birds whenever we wanted. Just had to pull to the side of the road. There is plenty of room for other cars to pass. There are lots of flying bugs, so bring bug repellent. Can't wait to go again!

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New Egypt, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I have been visiting this wonderful place for over 20 years and I never tire. With the opportunity to bird watch in wooded areas, across the bay or in tide pools during 4 seasons of the year you are sure to see something new with every visit.

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Central Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Important note: The listed hours are Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm..........These hours are for the visitor’s center, the refuge and the 8 mile drive are open form dawn to dusk. I was charged just $4 for my car group. If you arrive outside of the normal operating hours- you... More 

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Milford,Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We took the wildlife drive and saw wading birds, several types of ducks, gulls, geese and several turtles crossing the road. The best part of the drive was the numerous Osprey on their nest, building their nests or flying over the car and fishing in the marshes. It was interesting watching the gulls dropping shells to open them. I plan... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A must stop for birders and nature lovers. The 8 mile drive is best done really early or really late when there is not much traffic. We did the Songbird trail and the Jen's trail in one day. If you see some folks with big spotting scopes quietly walk over and they may point out some really rare birds. We... More 

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Mount Laurel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I liked the 8 mile roadway. It was wide enough for cars to pass when others pulled over to take pictures. I didn't see a lot of birds unknown to me, but it was nice having the brochures that explained the different areas and far off structures. I think going several times a year would also be interesting as different... More 

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LI NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A nice refuge. Have a nice 8 mile drive.Depending of the time of the year,there are alot of different types of birds. We seen eagles,osprey & many different types of ducks & herons.It can get buggy in the summer. So bring bug spray.

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Galloway, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

They have a lot to do, they have an 8 mile wildlife drive with a few look out towers along the way and that is only a few bucks. They have a few trails there bursting with life as well! It has great sunset and sunrises, and tons of wildlife action, especially during the feeding times. You can spend all... More 

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The temps hit 40 today so we set out to see if we could spot the snowy. Stopped by the visitor center to see if we could get some detailed info but found out that it has not been around for about one week. Well maybe next time. We proceeded up the 8 mi drive stopping off at the first... More 

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Additional Information about Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Address: Address: Great Creek Road, P.O. Box 72, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
Phone Number: 609-652-1665
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Oceanville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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