The refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Pets must be on a short, hand-held leash within the Delaware Bay and Great Cedar Swamp Divisions. Pets are prohibited at the Two Mile Beach Unit.
Disturbing, injuring, destroying, collecting plants, wildlife, or other natural objects is prohibited.
Entering closed areas is prohibited.
In addition to state hunting laws and regulations (found in the annual NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest), specific federal regulations apply on the refuge. Please stop by the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Contact Station for up-to date information/maps.
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The federally-threatened piping plover is a small, stocky shorebird resembling a sandpiper. They use wide, flat, open, sandy beaches with very little grass or other vegetation. Nesting territories often include small creeks or wetlands. The piping plover breeds on the northern Great Plains, in the Great Lakes, and along the Atlantic coast (Newfoundland to North Carolina); and winters on the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts from North Carolina to Mexico, and in the Bahamas West Indies.