Welcome to Friends of Forsythe

Supporting the mission of the
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Photo Credit: Dave Blood

Photo Credit: Dave Blood


The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is open 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset.The Wildlife Drive, trails, and boardwalk are all open to visitors. These are located in the Galloway Township section of the Refuge. Other trails and viewing platforms are also located in other parts of the Refuge.

The Visitor Information Center is open for visitors. There are interactive displays are in the Gallery and a film introduction to the Refuge is available. For more information about the Visitor Information Center, click here. The Center’s hours are:

Monday Through Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Forsythe Visitor Center

Photo Credit: Dave Blood

The Nature Store, operated by the Friends of Forsythe, is located in the Visitor Information Center. It is open the same hours as the Center. There are many interesting items available for purchase. Our new “Edwin B. Forsythe” sweatshirts are now available. All profits from Nature Store sales directly benefit Refuge programs.

There are several Osprey nests on the Refuge. A video camera monitors one nest. It is active 24 hours a day all year. This project is a partnership of the Friends of Forsythe and Conserve Wildlife NJ. Nest activity is viewable on a monitor in the Visitor Information Center Gallery. You can also view it on your computer — click here to watch our Ospreys raise their young. Unfortunately, due to hardware issues, the Osprey cam is out of service this nesting season.

Recent Bird Sightings from eBird: