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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 2 things to do in Oceanville Features Animals
Great Creek Road, Oceanville, NJ 08231-0072
+1 609-652-1665
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Wonderful place

Happy to have found this beautiful place!(Used to be called Brigantine) We went on the 7 mile loop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melinda K
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Thank God for The National Wildlife Refuges

We visit this wonderful protected land at least once every season. 47,000 acres of salt marshes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kyle S
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy to have found this beautiful place!(Used to be called Brigantine) We went on the 7 mile loop drive through the marshland. There are overlook areas, places to pull off, a wide enough road for passing vehicles, a modest restroom, visitor center(we were too late...More

Thank Melinda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this wonderful protected land at least once every season. 47,000 acres of salt marshes, freshwater ponds, seashore with a view of the Atlantic City skyline. It is a birders paradise with turtle and butterflies abundance also.We have spotted eastern kingbirds, great blue herons,...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying in Brigantine for a week this spring and decided to check out the Refuge on a sunny but breezy Sunday. It was only about a half hour drive and costs $4 per carload to park. Although there were only...More

Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My wife and I along with another couple recently visited the Forsythe Reserve. We originally made the trip to purchase a senior lifetime pass for US National Parks, but decided to explore the facility while there. The people were very friendly and informative. We enjoyed...More

Thank jmacch
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Anyone who has driven a part of the Garden State Parkway has driven past sections of this refuge. Get off the parkway and visit this place now! This is what the New Jersey coastline was meant to be. Thank goodness a part of it has...More

Thank Alaska4Ever
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We really enjoyed the 8 mile drive, it was a beautiful day and we drove with the windows down. We made quite a few stops one was the walk up tower. On the steps of the tower was a lost Budgie Parakeet, we felt sorry...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Hiking on Birdsong trail is always relaxing, and there are still birds in late December. The loop drive is interesting, don't forget binoculars.

Thank 103Katherine
Reviewed 21 December 2016

You're not always guaranteed to see a large number of birds, but the the scenery is always lovely and you never know what you will see!

Thank jedunham
Reviewed 21 November 2016

I lived on the edge of the wildlife refuge for almost 10 years and spent time there as often as possible. The Place is magical all year round but is even more so during the fall and spring migrations when tens of thousands of birds...More

Thank Gudwill
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We always love to drive through the refuge. Especially when all the different species of ducks are migrating. We have seen quite a few.eagles too.

Thank flepwina
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terry c
I would like to stop over and see swans ,i'm in my RV , for a few days. I was near there close to fort Dix and could hear them some years ago but couldn't find them. should be in the area some where around the 18th of this month. any advice would be helpful.
8 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………