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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-3118 office
215-365-2846 fax

Refuge Hours

Refuge trails are open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset, free of charge. The Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The visitor center building is closed for all Federal holidays however the trails remain open. The refuge follows the Philadelphia School District closings during severe weather events.


The main entrance to the Refuge at 86th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard in Southwest Philadelphia provides access to the Visitor Center, foot trails, fishing, and wildlife observation platform. There is an additional parking area located at west end of the Refuge, just north of I-95 on Route 420 which provides hiking and fishing access.

There are more than 10 miles of trails at the refuge. Bicycling is allowed on the main trails but prohibited on some of the woodland foot trails and on the boardwalks.


Public Transportation

SEPTA's Route 37 and 108 buses both stop at 84th St. and Lindbergh Blvd.

SEPTA's Regional Rail Line has a stop at the Eastwick Station. This is several blocks southeast of the Refuge's Main Entrance at 86th St. and Lindbergh Blvd. (Just two stops up from Amtrak 30th street station on R1 yellow line towards airport or one stop down from airport for folks with time in between flights).


From the South (Traveling Northbound) on I-95

Traveling on I-95 North, take Exit 10 (on to Rt. 291)

  • At the first light, turn left onto Bartram Ave.
  • At the fifth light, turn left onto 84th St.
  • At the second light, turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd.*

From the North (Traveling Southbound) on I-95

  • Traveling on I-95 South, take Exit 14 (Bartram Ave.)
  • At the 5th light turn right onto 84th Street
  • At the second light make a left onto Lindbergh Blvd .*

From City Line, 30th Street, University City Area of Philadelphia

  • Traveling on I-76 East, stay in left lane after passing the 28th Street Exit
  • and follow signs for Rte.291 West
  • At the light, turn right onto Rte.291 West and go over the Platt Bridge
  • Stay in the left lane as you come off the bridge-DO NOT go on to I-95 South
  • After nearing end of exit bear right onto Island Avenue-At the first traffic light turn left onto Bartram Avenue
  • Go to the first traffic light and turn right onto 84th Street
  • Go to the second traffic light and turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd.*

From the Blue Route (I-476)

  • Traveling on I-476 South, stay in the left lane, and follow signs for I-95 North
  • Get off Exit 10 of I-95.
  • At the first light, turn left onto Bartram Ave.
  • At the 5th light, turn left onto 84th St.
  • At the second light, turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd. *

* In each case follow Lindbergh Blvd. to first stop sign-refuge entrance on right

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2016
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