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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
|Park Overview:|| |
Only 26 miles from Manhattan, this is a unique place to observe migrating, nesting and feeding habitat for migratory birds amid a mixture of marshes, meadows, dry woodlands and brush-covered swamps
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Handicapped|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||9 miles|
|Park Acreage:||7768 acres|
|Web Map:||Great Swamp NWR -- Trail Map|
|Park Description:|| |
The 7700-acre Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge has become a resting and feeding area for more than 244 species of birds. Also, fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants call the refuge "home". The Wildlife Observation Center provides wetland vistas and offers opportunities for wildlife observation and photography. The refuge offers interpretive displays, an information kiosk, and two boardwalks that lead into the Great Swamp. Picnicking is not permitted.
For related parks see the Great Swamp Cluster.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Over nine miles of trails meander through the federally administered 3,660-acre portion of the Wilderness Area in the Great Swamp. Boardwalks of 1.5 miles are handicapped-accessible. The trails are primitive and, befitting a swamp, frequently muddy.
Use the link above for a trail map.
The refuge is located near Exit 30A of I-287. For written directions: Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, follow "Directions" link. Also, click on Location Tab. GPS: 40.705774,-74.502347. [Google Maps:"152 Pleasant Plains Road, Basking Ridge, NJ, 07920"]
|Contact Information:||Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge |