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National wildlife refuges offer us all a chance to unplug from the stresses of daily life and reconnect with our natural surroundings. Whether walking trails or fishing the lake, the sounds and sights of Supawna’s woods lend serenity to the soul.  


Supawna Meadows NWR manages thousands of acres of land not only for the plants and wildlife of the area; but also for the enjoyment of the public. There are many opportunities at Supawna Meadows for visitors to take advantage of such as the follow:


Two foot trails through the refuge’s varied habitats provided excellent opportunities for wildlife observation. The Forest Habitat Trail winds through a hardwood forest and scrub/shrub habitat around a pond. The best time to walk this trail is in spring when you are likely to hear choruses of spring peepers and Southern leopard frogs. 

The Grassland Trail winds through a small portion of upland forest overlooking the finger of a tidal marsh at an observation platform then extends through a grassland area. In the winter you are likely to see a northern harriers and American kestrels foraging over the grassland. Songbirds are present throughout the summer. 

Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is open for deer hunting (bow only) and waterfowl hunting only. Small game and turkey hunting are NOT permitted. Trapping is NOT permitted. In addition to state laws and regulations (found in the annual NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest), specific federal regulations apply. See refuge regulations/maps for additional information and/or call the refuge headquarters for more information. 

Access from Lighthouse Road is prohibited. 

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Rules and Policies

The refuge is open daily from dawn to dusk.

Pets are prohibited.

Disturbing, injuring, destroying, collecting plants, wildlife, or other natural objects is prohibited.

Entering closed areas is prohibited.

Access from Lighthouse Road is prohibited.

In addition to State hunting laws and regulations (found in the annual NJ Hunting and Trapping Digest), specific federal regulations apply on the refuge. Please stop by the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Contact Station for up to date information/maps.


Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
197 Lighthouse RoadPennsville,NJ08070-9649

Refuge office is based out of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, 24 Kimbles Beach Road, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

Refuge Hours
7 days a week, year-round
1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset