We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A great little park. Dogs welcome. Walking trails for everyone.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cattus Island County Park

Cattus Island County Park
1170 Cattus Island Boulevard, Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 270-6960
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Toms River
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Attraction details
Toms River, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“A great little park. Dogs welcome. Walking trails for everyone.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a little Ocean County gem. Several trails so unless you're on a main trail you may not see anyone. Flat and easy to navigate for anyone. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Dogs (or anyone else) are not allowed to swim but if you're discrete you can get away with it. It's so hard to find a spot to let your dog have fun. If you're a boater you can access the beach at Mosquitoe cove. Just don't "beach" your boat. Anchor off shore and wade on over. (If the jellyfish aren't there.)
There's a playground for the kids and biking is permitted. The main nature building was severely damaged in hurricane Sandy. But there are bathrooms.
Great sunrises and sunsets.

Visited October 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

54 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    35
    15
    3
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Toms River, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nice little park to run in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great park to run in and bring the kids to for science facts. Good parking and completely safe. Alway a pleasure and its rightr on the river.

Visited October 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toms River, New Jersey
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
65 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Hike Trials, Beach, Great Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The park has very nice hiking trials, beach, picnic tables, and plenty of parking.

The Cooper Environmental Center was severally damaged during hurricane Sandy. Plans are
on the way to rebuild the Center. The Pinelands has strict environmental rules, and that is good.
The whole idea is to preserve the Earth, so patience. Meanwhile, enjoy and support the over 500 acres of public park land. Finally, the marine life has been transferred to the Jakes Branch County Park, Toms River, NJ (5 story visitor center, and observation deck. The marine life will stay there until the Cooper Environmental Center is rebuilt.

Visited September 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“What Barnegat Bay used to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A rare surviving slice of nature in the over-developed Barnegat Bay area. Great for hiking, bird watching, nature hunts, and teaching your children The Jersey Shore isn't just boardwalks and arcades. Just watch out for ticks.

Visited September 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Trails. Helpful Staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Despite the damage from the hurricane - still a great place to visit and hike with kids and dogs. Flat for trail runs along the bay.

Visited August 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cattus Island County Park also viewed

 
Toms River, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Cattus Island County Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cattus Island County Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.