Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


Features

Deer - USFWS.

2020 - 2021 Hunting Regulations

The 2020 - 2021 hunting regulations and maps are now available.

Visitor Activities Page

Around the Refuge

Update on the Status of Trails at Cape May NWR, Two Mile Beach Unit

The U. S. Coast Guard property, which sits on the southern boundary of Cape May NWR's Two Mile Beach Unit, is now closed to the public as well as all trails leading from the refuge to the beach and jetty area. The U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security closed their beach primarily for safety and liability reasons. There are no safeguards, lifeguards or safety infrastructure as is required for safe access. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service closed the trail that accesses the Coast Guard property to promote public safety and reduce confusion.

Visitor Activities

Interpretation on the refuge - Ester James.

There are activities for the whole family year-round at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge including fishing, hunting, environmental education, interpretation, wildlife viewing and photography. Check out our Visitor Activities page to learn the best places to visit on the refuge.

Visitor Activities

Know Before You Go

Winter on the refuge - Friends of Cape May NWR.

The refuge is subject to seasonal variations in weather and temperature and home to biting insects. Be sure to bring insect repellent, sunscreen and wear appropriate clothing. Check out our Plan Your Visit page to learn more.

Plan Your Visit
What's Happening

Get Involved

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Volunteers play a huge role at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge - potential assignments include horseshoe crab tagging, invasive plant species removal, greeting visitors, nature walks and trail maintenance. Visit the Get Involved page to learn more about volunteering on the refuge.

Get Involved

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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