Greenwood Forest Wildlife Management Area


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Park Overview:

A vast 29,000-acre wildlife area containing upland forest, bogs, three small lakes and wetlands

Trail Uses:Hiking
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:29762 acres
Park Description:

The Greenwood Forest WMA stretches for miles along County 539 in Ocean County. The area contains forests of pitch pine and scrub oak in the uplands and white cedar swamps in the lowlands. Its fields are managed for wildlife, with hedgerows and plantings of wildlife food and cover crops.

Trails Overview:

Sand roads lead into the vast interior.  For those not wishing to venture too far, there is a boardwalk at Webb's Mill Bog Cedar Swamp for observation of native plants and animals.

Topographical maps can be found at: Table of Wildlife Management Areas.  Hikers can also purchase the Keswick Grove, Whiting, Woodmansie, and Brookville USGS topographic quadrangle maps; free scanned copies are available at the USGS web site

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Turn north at the intersection of NJ 72 and Count 539. Sand roads leave from both sides of the road into the interior. To reach the boardwalk at Webb’s Mill Branch, drive 6.5 miles from the above mentioned intersection and park by the bridge, where the boardwalk is visible.

Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry