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Download the trail map brochure (pdf)
The refuge is subject to seasonal variations in weather, temperature, and insects. The following suggestions are intended to help make your visit pleasant and enjoyable. In each season, there are temperature variations. It is highly recommended that you check the local weather forecast for the day of your visit.
Items to consider are:
It is also suggested that visitors stop at the Visitor Information Center. Updated information on trails, boardwalk, and the wildlife drive are available. Emergency announcements of closures or other safety conditions will be posted on the refuge’s home page.
Dial 911 in an emergency while at the refuge. This will connect you with the local police department. In the case of the Wildlife Drive, trails, and boardwalk, you will reach the Galloway Township Police Department. Be prepared to provide dispatch with the following information:
If you make an emergency call, please stay on the phone until dispatch says you can hang up! The refuge is large and dispatch may need to track you by using your phone signal or verbal assistance from you.
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There are wildlife viewing opportunities year-round on the refuge. Come by in the winter for a chance to see hundreds of black ducks and Atlantic brant. Summer is a great time to spot turtles sunning by the water. Visit our Seasons of Wildlife page to learn more!