Refuge visitors are allowed to walk their pet on some portions of the refuge if attached to a leash and the pet walker is in control of the leash and pet at all times. 

NO pets are permitted on Holgate Beach any time of year.

Pet walking is allowed on the following designated trails on the refuge that are open to the public: 

  • Wildlife Drive
  • Bristow Trail
  • Jen's Trail
  • Grassland Trail
  • deCamp Wildlife Trail
  • Cedar Bonnet Island Trail
  • Eno's Pond Trail

Pet walking is not permitted on the following trails:

  • Akers Woodland Trail
  • Leeds Eco-trail
  • Barnegat Overlook
  • Graveling Point Trail
Related Documents
Pet Walking CD at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR.pdf

Compatibility Determination: Pet Walking at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Edwin B. Forsythe NWR Headquarters Map

A map of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, Facilities, the Wildlife Drive Auto Tour, and Trails.