Plan Your Visit

We have provided basic information below to help you plan your trip to the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Oceanville, NJ. For more detailed information, please visit the official refuge website at: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Edwin_B_Forsythe/.

Please also consult the refuge brochures:

General refuge brochure
Trail Map brochure
Wildlife Drive Self-guided Tour

Address:

800 Great Creek Road
Oceanville, NJ 08231

Garden State Parkway Southbound

The refuge is easily accessed using Parkway Exit 48. You will exit onto US Route 9 South.  The refuge entrance is at the 3rd traffic light (Great Creek Road). Turn left on Great Creek Road, which ends at the refuge.

Garden State Parkway Northbound

Use Parkway Exit 41. This exit is for Pomona, Galloway, and Stockton University.  At the bottom of the exit ramp, you will come to a traffic light. This is County Route 561 (Jimmie Leeds Road). Turn Right onto Jimmie Leeds Road (Route 561 North). Follow Jimmie Leeds Road to the traffic light at US Route 9. (Jimmie Leeds Road ends at this intersection.) Turn left onto US Route 9 North. The next traffic light is at the intersection of US Route 9 and Great Creek Road. Turn right onto Great Creek Road and follow it to the refuge entrance.

Atlantic City Expressway

The refuge is easily accessed using the Atlantic City Expressway Exit 7N to the Garden State Parkway northbound. Follow the directions listed above for Garden State Parkway Northbound.

US Route 9

The refuge entrance is at the intersection of Great Creek Road and US Route 9. If you are traveling on US Route 30 (White horse Pike) or US Route 40 (Black Horse Pike), turn left onto US Route 9 northbound. Follow US Route 9 to the traffic light at Great Creek Road.  urn right onto Great Creek Road and follow it to the refuge entrance.

Hours:

The wildlife drive is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset. Occasionally the wildlife drive and trails will be closed for wildlife management projects. Please check the refuge website or call (609) 652-1665 before your visit to make sure the drive and trails are open.

Entrance Fees:

Private vehicle:$4.00
Walker/Bicyclist:$2.00
Tour Groups/Commercial Vehicles:
– up to 20 people$20.00
– 21 or more people$30.00

Refuge passes:

Federal Duck Stamps, Forsythe Annual Pass, America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass are accepted. Passes can be purchased at the refuge headquarters during the week, and in spring and fall on the weekends as well.

Payment can be made at one of two self-service stations at the entrance to the wildlife drive. Entrance fee payment is on the honor code. Eighty percent of all entrance fees go directly to refuge activities, so your cooperation makes a big difference.