• Woodcock-Hal Korber-PGC Photo

    White Oak Trail Closure

    Heavy Equipment will be in use along the White Oak Trail, prompting temporary trail closure.

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  • American Kestrel

    Great Backyard Birdcount

    Feb. 15-17 10 am - 4 pm. Bird watchers of all ages and skill levels welcome. For more information please call 973-425-9510

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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