John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19153215-365-3118 office215-365-2846 email@example.com
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.
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)
From the North (Traveling Southbound) on I-95
From City Line, 30th Street, University City Area of Philadelphia
From the Blue Route (I-476)
* In each case follow Lindbergh Blvd. to first stop sign-refuge entrance on right
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The refuge protects a variety of habitats for birds in the highly urbanized landscape of greater Philadelphia. It has been designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society. While most of the 300 plus avian species identified at the refuge utilize it as a migratory stopover, more than 80 species have been recorded nesting on the refuge over the years. Several species are also state listed as either threatened or endangered species or species of state or national management concern.