Around the Refuge

Interactive Map

Interactive map

This interactive map helps visitors locate refuge trails, property boundaries, boat launches, and area roads. You’ll have the ability to view different map layers to get the information you need to plan your next visit.

Interactive map

The Nature of Volunteering

Volunteers on the refuge - USFWS.

Volunteers are an integral part of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more about the type of work our volunteers do on the refuge and check out their latest newsletter on our Get Involved page.

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Visitor Activities

Boaters on the refuge at sunset  - USFWS.

There are activities at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge throughout the year including hunting, fishing (freshwater and saltwater), wildlife viewing, photography and environmental education. Learn more on our Visitor Activities page.

Visitor Activities
What's Happening

Saturday Bird Walks

Refuge ranger with child looking through binoculars - USFWS.

*These walks are not at refuge headquarters* Join us on our Shorebird Walks on Saturday mornings from 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. at our Holgate Wilderness Area located at the southernmost end of Long Beach Island, NJ. Holgate is closed from March - September for beach-nesting birds and tours will be led through August.

Event page

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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