Successful Burn at Great Swamp NWR
The Controlled Burn at the Great Swamp went well. The estimate is 198 acres were successfully burned. Follow the burn on our Facebook page.
Great Swamp Archery Starting This Summer
Please contact Visitor Services Manager Jonathan Rosenberg at (973)425-1222, ext 115 for more information.
Know Before You Go
While out on the refuge, waterproof footgear or old sneakers are recommended during most seasons in the Wilderness Area. Mosquitoes, ticks, and deer flies may be numerous from May to September throughout the refuge, so insect repellent and protective clothing are advisable. Ticks can transmit Lyme disease, which has been found in the area.Plan Your Visit
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
There are a wide variety of visitor activities available at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, environmental education and hunting.Learn more...
Stop by the Visitor Center any day from 10AM to 4PM. Effective 1/1/17, the Refuge no longer sells Senior & Annual inter-agency passes.Learn about Friends of Great Swamp NWR
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located only 26 miles west of New York City’s Times Square. It is a 12-square-mile natural oasis in an area that is mostly suburban, making the refuge an outstanding area for migrating waterfowl to stop, rest and feed on their migration.
Page Photo Credits Spring Landscape - Brian Fruehling
Last Updated: Apr 18, 2017