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Cape May
National Wildlife Refuge


24 Kimbles Beach Road
Cape May Court House, NJ   08210
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Phone Number: 609-463-0994
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/northeast/capemay/
Cape May NWR provides numerous opportunities for wildlife observation, and the Cape May Peninsula is one of the top bird watching spots in North America.
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Our local partners occasionally provide structured interpretation/education programs on the refuge. There are frequent opportunities for additional programs throughout the Cape May Peninsula. Programs regularly highlight the seasonal concentrations of migratory birds and other area wildlife. Please contact the refuge for additional information.

Fishing
Surf fishing is permitted at the Two Mile Beach Unit from October through March. Please contact the refuge for additional information.

Hunting
The hunting of white-tailed deer and migratory game birds is permitted in designated areas, subject to State of New Jersey hunting regulations and refuge specific regulations. Please contact the refuge for additional information. 609-463-0994

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Interpretation
Sites for wildlife viewing include the Woodcock Trail in the Delaware Bay Division, Songbird Trail (partially accessible) at Refuge Headquarters on Kimbles Beach Road, Cedar Swamp Trail on Tyler Road in the Great Cedar Swamp Division, and trails and platforms at the Two Mile Beach Unit. Visitors may also explore the many unimproved trails located throughout the refuge. During the spring migration, our partners maintain designated viewing areas for observing shorebirds on Delaware Bay. Please contact the refuge for additional information on Cape May's great wildlife spectacles!

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Wildlife Observation
Sites for wildlife viewing include the Woodcock Trail in the Delaware Bay Division, the accessible trail at Refuge Headquarters on Kimbles Beach Road, and trails and platforms at the Two Mile Beach Unit. Visitors may also explore the many unimproved trails located throughout the Refuge. During the spring migration, our partners maintain designated viewing areas for observing shorebirds on Delaware Bay. Please contact the Refuge for additional information on Cape May's great wildlife spectacles!




Hours
Headquarters Office - Open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday The refuge is open daily dawn to dusk. However, the beach portion of the Two Mile Beach Unit is closed to all public access between April 1 and September 30 to provide undisturbed resting, nesting and feeding habitat for shorebirds.

 
 
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