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“Great little park!”

Cattus Island County Park
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Toms River
Certificate of Excellence
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Toms River, New Jersey
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great little park!”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

My family has visited Cattus Island often. The visitors' center always has something to excite interest--either in the garden outside or the critters and displays inside. The trails are well marked and great for strolling. The terrain is varied--you'll walk through high rushes on raise board walks, past some open marsh, through some open forest, and out to the bay beach. Dogs (on leashes, of course) are allowed. Do be careful, though, to check yourself over for ticks after your visit, as Ocean County is a lyme disease hot-spot. The park also offers many interesting programs--call ahead to see if you can participate in seining the bay or some nature center activity. Plenty of parking with a small playground and picnicking available. Flush toilets in the nature center.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Toms River, New Jersey
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nature Trails & Bird watching”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

I recently discovered this park and it is a great place for walking, with marked trails & bird watching and picnicking. Nice water views and information plaques regarding trees and park information.

Visited September 2013
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2 Thank Patrice Z
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Churchton, Maryland
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137 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Inviting short trails”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Loved the main trail and the views, with all the intriguing side trails! Plenty of parking. You can bring your doggie, too.

Visited February 2014
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I love Cattus Island”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Always been and will always been a favorite. I used to live in Brick, NJ and would go to Cattus Island at least monthly. There are many trails and beautiful scenery. Whenever I visit the area, I always try to visit there. There are marshes, woodsy trails, sandy trails. Pet friendly too!

Visited February 2014
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Toms River, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Any time of year”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is such a pretty spot to relax @ picnic tables, visit the small museum, watch the wildlife & even take a boat tour of the wetlands.

Visited August 2013
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