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Supawna Meadows
National Wildlife Refuge


Tidal Wetlands at Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Pennsville, NJ
197 Lighthouse Road
Pennsville, NJ   08070
E-mail: Brian_Braudis@fws.gov
Phone Number: 609-463-0994
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/supawna_meadows/
Tidal Wetlands at Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Pennsville, NJ
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  Recreation and Education Opportunities

Environmental Education
Environmental education, interpretation, wildlife observation and photography, nature trails, hunting and fishing.

The Refuge Staff works with volunteers, the public, local schools and organizations to promote environmental education.

If you are interested in volunteering call 609-463-0994.

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Fishing
Designated areas of Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are open to fishing and crabbing.

There is no boat ramp located on the refuge. A valid New Jersey fishing license is required to fish or crab in all non-tidal waters. In addition to all New Jersey fishing regulations, the following refuge specifice regulations apply:

Fishing in non-tidal waters is prohibited from sunset to sunrise.The taking of frogs, salamanders, and turtles from all non-tidal waters and refuge lands is prohibited. Bow fishing is prohibited in all non-tidal waters.

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Hunting
The Refuge has opportunities to hunt deer and waterfowl at designated locations during the designated seasons.

The refuge is now part of State Zone 63 and is open for bow hunting ONLY. Anyone interested in deer hunting on the refuge should contact the refuge office at 609-463-0994.

Waterfowl hunting is permitted in designated areas and is subject to state and Federal regulations, seasons and bag limits as well as specific regulations for the refuge. Please contact the Refuge Office for a map of the designated hunting areas and refuge-specific regulations at(609)463-0994.

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Interpretation
The Refuge has three wildlife observation trails. The Grassland Trail is located on Lighthouse Road. There are several interpretive signs on the trail that will provide information on the habitat and wildlife you may see. There is a small Historic gravesite on this trail. The Forest Habitat Trail is on Xmas Tree Lane where you also have interpretive signs that will provide the habitat and wildlife you may see on that trail. The Marsh Trail can only be accessed by canoe or kayak. Please pay attention to tides.

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Wildlife Observation
Designated areas of Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge are open from sunrise to sunset daily for nature observation and photography. A variety of habitats including tidal wetlands, fresh water wetlands, old fields, grasslands and forest are represented in these areas.

Some of the wildlife you may see while visiting the refuge are: black ducks, mallards, Canada geese, wood ducks, great blue herons, great egrets, snowy egrets, glossy ibis, tree swallows, barn swallows, a variety of warblers and sparrows, red fox, white-tailed deer, woodchuck and muskrat. A pair of bald eagles and a number of ospreys nest on the refuge. You can observe the wildlife on one of the two trails that are located on the refuge.

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Hours
The Refuge is open from sunrise to sunset for wildlife observation, photography, hunting and fishing.

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Entrance Fees
There is no entrance fee charged.

Use Fees
The Refuge charges a user fee for deer hunting only.
 
 
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