Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville

Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Encompassing coastal habitats and tidal wetlands, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is a bird-watchers heaven. Home to more than 300 species of migratory water birds during spring and fall migration, the refuge boasts four hiking trails and a 13 km (8 mi) unpaved loop road that goes through wetlands and woodlands passing several observation towers. In addition to birding, hiking, and cycling, popular activities include canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. At the visitor center, you can rent a pair of binoculars. Note that access to the part of the refuge designated as a wilderness area is limited during the nesting season. Add Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions to your Oceanville trip itinerary using our Oceanville trip planner.
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  • Just an amazing place to see wildlife and birds galore. Just be aware that parking is limited if want to walk the trails, but if you don't want to walk and can drive the loop which is a plus.  more »
  • Birds, wildlife, grasslands- beautiful for the Summer and Fall. 8 mile or so - can drive through, and stop and take amazing pics. Atlantic City is just beyond the horizon.  more »
  • We enjoyed this destination numerous times for very pleasant, easy hiking in a beautiful scenery of the lush forest and wetlands. Our favorite is singing birds trail which at the end of May is at its....  more »
  • Beautiful with so many birds! Watch out for ticks though...got a few on me by brushing up on edge of walkway. I went via access point in neighborhood close by Manahawkin Lake Park
  • Absolutely fantastic 8 Mile Drive around for nature and photography lots of birds including Ospreys and Eagles I usually do two or three loops also a lot of trails you can walk.. my go-to place exit 48 from the north on the Garden State Parkway absolutely love it!
  • Helpful staff. Clean facilities. Great setting.
  • Amazing bird and turtle population!
  • Beautiful place for recreational activities in NJ!

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