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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Bird watching without walking

I have two little ones under 5. We took them in the visitors center where they could touch one of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria L
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Beautiful!

We were slowly wending our way from the Northern end of the Jersey Shore to our rental in Sea Isle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
millera913
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Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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More than 43,000 acres of protected and managed coastal habitats for migratory birds.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“mile drive” (23 reviews)
“atlantic city” (28 reviews)
“visitor center” (16 reviews)
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Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
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+1 609-652-1665
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"mile drive"
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"atlantic city"
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"visitor center"
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"wildlife refuge"
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"honor system"
in 5 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 10 reviews
"bird watchers"
in 6 reviews
"the loop"
in 6 reviews
"different species"
in 4 reviews
"green heads"
in 6 reviews
"admission fee"
in 2 reviews
"both sides"
in 4 reviews
"great pictures"
in 3 reviews
"bald eagles"
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"small gift shop"
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"early spring"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Victoria L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank millera913
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Doughnut-Jimmy
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Reviewed 15 June 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

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Take the time to get out and discover this wonderful place. Not only is the 8 miles wildlife road worth your time, check out the trails in the woods. Song Bird Trail is not to be missed. Amazing wildlife displays in the Visitor Center. Great...More

Thank Rich K
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Great time to go the end of April. Osprey's on nests, lots of paired up birds. Glossy Ibis, American Oystercatchers, Mute swans, and Snowy egrets were some of our sightings. Not a lot of cars on the loop road. D Terns diving into the water...More

Thank Mary M
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We decided to take a Sunday drive down to the shore for some seafood and afterwards randomly decided to visit here on a cold but sunny spring day. We paid $4 for our carful of tourists then took the 8 mile loop in our warm...More

4  Thank IndigoOnTheGo
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Such a lovely little park to see lots of birds! My husband and I visited while staying at Brigantine Beach and made a little day trip of it w/ the boys! We found an animal guide in the visitor's center and spotted birds from the...More

Thank Jamie_CZW
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We spent several hours here, driving the 8-mile loop twice, walking the trails, finding birds everywhere. Birders know about this gem. It can't be appreciated fully on one visit. Wish I were close enough to visit it at once each season.

Thank Edge W
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Nice wildlife drive and or hiking trails . The visitors center is a wealth of information with a short video to watch .

Thank 1MRMOOSE1
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Joan D
12 April 2018|
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Response from carolyndm | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is but one entrance that being from the parking lot.
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Carlalynn
7 August 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.
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terry c
9 March 2015|
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Response from Joann M | Reviewed this property |
Weather will be better this week however i agree you should call first. There were a few last summer. It changes all the time so enjoy………
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