• Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center Closure

    The visitor center will be closed for routine maintenance from May 13-18. We apologize for the inconvenience

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    Spring Archery Free Open Shoots

    Saturday, April 20th and May 4 advanced class 12:30 to 1:30 PM and beginners 1:30 to 3 pm For info call 973-425-0215 x 115

  • Garden Club Blind Construction

    Work on the construction of a new viewing blind will begin Monday, March 11, 2019. Please plan to use other blinds.

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    Great Swamp NWR Off Refuge Fishing Derby

    Youth free fishing derby Saturday,April 27th 9-noon ages 5-15,Southard Park pond and pavilion,Bernards, NJFor info call 973-425-0215 x 115

Important Things to Know

Visitor Activities

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There are a wide variety of visitor activities available at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge including wildlife viewing, photography, environmental education and hunting.

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What's Happening

Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center Open 7 Days a week!


Stop by the Visitor Center any day from 10AM to 4PM. Effective 1/1/17, the Refuge no longer sells Senior & Annual inter-agency passes.

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About the Complex

Lenape Refuge Complex

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the Lenape Refuge Complex.

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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