• Owl in winter

    Behind-the-Scenes Talk & Tour

    Behind-the-Scenes Talk & Tour, "The Jetport that Never Was". Saturday, December 14, 10AM - 12PM

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    The Story that helped Save Great Swamp

    The Newark Evening News Article that helped to save Great Swamp.

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  • Wild Turkey in Great Swamp

    120th Annual Christmas Bird Count

    Spend Dec. 14 counting birds. Inside or out come join us. For more information please call 973-425-9510

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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.

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