Cattus Island County Park

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Cattus Island County Park
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Barbara B
Forked River, NJ311 contributions
A hidden gem in the Toms River area. I lived in the area for years before becoming aware of this park through my children's field trips. A great, decent size park that has the woods, beach, pines in its most natural settings. Love, love, love this park. Several hiking trails options are available. You can walk for a couple of miles within the park and see woods and the bay. A must see when in the area. Highly recommend!
Written June 12, 2020
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2kids2dogs
Maryland136 contributions
I can't believe I haven't known about this park and have been visiting the area for more than 20 years! The nature center was small, but well organized and contained many samples of indigenous wildlife. The trails were very well-marked. I saw herons, osprey and many other birds. There were benches placed at good intervals throughout the trails for resting and watching wildlife. The beach had beautiful views of the sound, osprey nests, fish jumping, etc. The butterfly garden was small, but lovely. Warning: some of the trails have signs about the tick danger. Dress appropriately.
Written September 17, 2020
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Pam S
Toms River, NJ32 contributions
Solo
This is a really nice place to walk. Various paths to walk on - a very wide one mile walk to the waterway. Busy on weekends, quieter during the week. The nature center was interesting - educational with friendly people working there. I will be back many times 🌞🌾🌻
Written March 15, 2021
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krocking123
New York City, NY907 contributions
Family
This place has a little but for everyone. The visitor center has air conditioning and many tanks with live animals. Lots of information to be learned about the jersey coast. There is a small butterfly garden, with real wild butterflies! Hiking trails that’s hard packed good for maintain bikes and sandy trails. We spent about 2 hours there. That includes a walk out to the furthest point and back. It’s a great spot for an drizzle or overcast kinda day.
Written August 8, 2020
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Christopher C
Toms River, NJ8 contributions
Solo
What a beautiful park. They have trails to walk with gorgeous views of the bay. Be sure to stop by the Cooper Environmental Center. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. We had questions about some plants we saw and the naturalist who helped us was able to tell us exactly what we had seen. Wonderful displays in there as well including : fish, snakes, turtles, frogs and plenty of hands-on games and activities for the kids. Best of all... everything is FREE. They will even loan you a bike, a nature backpack and a fishing net for free. Definitely worth a visit for any age. They told me that they are open all year. The Cooper Environmental Center is open from 8 to 4:30 and the park is open from dawn to dusk - seven-days-a-week. Oh, I almost forgot the beautiful Butterfly Garden.
Written September 15, 2011
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Nancie W
Toms River, NJ34 contributions
Family
This is a nice place but don't bring your dog, it is full of ticks and we had to come home and throw all our clothes in the dryer and leave dog outside while we washed him and got rid of ticks.
Written July 20, 2012
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ERits
Toms River, NJ63 contributions
Couples
We walk our dog here every day.. There are lots of well-marked trails and beautiful views. Well maintained. Great seasonal events.
Written December 10, 2011
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fi0nac0
Toms River, NJ10 contributions
Couples
Nice walk but stay on trails as the ticks are really bad. Free parking, can bike the trails if desired.
Written June 5, 2019
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dyco2358
Toms River, NJ44 contributions
Couples
Although the center has not yet reopened from Sandy this is a great place for a long walk. We take our dog and she loves when we get to the beach so she can jump in. Lots of beautiful flora and watch for the birds. Very peaceful.
Written June 3, 2015
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shaluhe
Churchton, MD217 contributions
Friends
Loved the main trail and the views, with all the intriguing side trails! Plenty of parking. You can bring your doggie, too.
Written February 24, 2014
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