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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Birds, Birds, Birds

This wildlife refuge has a 16 mile drive out through a coastal marsh/wetlands. In October we saw... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Fair Haven, New Jersey
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Birders Paradise

We visited the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge near Galloway, NJ. The refuge was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This wildlife refuge has a 16 mile drive out through a coastal marsh/wetlands. In October we saw an Osprey, to many Great White Egrets and snowy egrets to count, swans, ducks, Canada Geese and seagulls. We also took in breathtaking views of the marsh and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge near Galloway, NJ. The refuge was originally named Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge but its name was changed to honor Edwin Forsythe, a conservationist and New Jersey Congressman. Although the weather was overcast, it did not dampen...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My main interest to this refuge was the drive through the lowlands across from Brigantine which I vacation in quite frequently. On our drive we saw many of the birds and ducks that inhabit this lovely secluded area. If you are a serious bird watcher,...More

Thank Supeters29
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Love the wildlife refuge. Great place to be in nature with fantastic views. Wildlife staff is awesome!

Thank 417girl
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a lot more interesting than watching birds in your backyard. I liked seeing them in their natural environment, not in a cage. There were Osprey, Egrets, Cormorants, sandpipers, Blue Herons, Ducks, Geese, and about a dozen more I forgot. The tour guide we...More

Thank Dave H
Reviewed July 23, 2018

After 15 years of living only an hour away form this wildlife refuge, I finally organized myself to visit this past May because my mother was visiting from Australia. I wish I had not taken so long. The drive around the refuge was so amazingly...More

Thank Trudy P
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

I have two little ones under 5. We took them in the visitors center where they could touch one of the displays. They also have an amazing floor to ceiling window with bird feeders for you to start your day off with birds. My 5...More

2  Thank Victoria L
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We were slowly wending our way from the Northern end of the Jersey Shore to our rental in Sea Isle City, and when we saw the signs for this place, we decided to take an impromptu side-drive. We ended up coming back again several days...More

1  Thank millera913
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This place is a must! It is so well set up. Excellent visitors centre with toilets. Pay your admission fee, which was $6 a car (ridiculously cheap) and off you go. 8 miles of well-constructed roads that run through salt and freshwater marshes and diverse...More

2  Thank Doughnut-Jimmy
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We had hoped to picnic at the Refuge on our grandson's spring break, however it turned out to be a blustery, rainy day. In the morning we packed our picnic anyway and headed to the refuge following our tour of Lucy the Elephant. We decided...More

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Jamie L
September 27, 2018|
Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. There is an honor system where you can leave your entrance fee in a collection box, at their parking area.
Joan D
April 12, 2018|
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Response from carolyndm | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but one entrance that being from the parking lot.
August 6, 2017|
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Response from marijke23 |
Yes you can. We were just there on Friday and the passes were $10 each. It was quick and easy.