Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey

Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey. Established in 1960, it is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System.

The refuge was declared a National Natural Landmark in May 1966. The eastern half of the refuge was designated as wilderness by Congress in 1968, making it the first wilderness area within the Department of the Interior.
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  • Paved and unpaved roads exist. If keeping your car clean is important to you, don’t visit this NWR. The speed limit is 15 mph. Wear shoes that may get muddy. As you are hiking in a swamp, soft mud...  more »
  • Today was a beautiful fall day so my wife and I decided to go for a walk at the Wildlife Observation Center in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge off Long Hill Road. We’ve been here many times.....  more »
  • A beautiful reservation park in close proximity to Chatham. I took a walk across Chatham and entered the Great Swamp. There are well marked trails and I took one of the of about 1.5 miles. The reservation is beautiful, alive with wild plantation and very easy to walk through upon a convenient board walk. Reservation center is there to offer help and additional materials. Highly recommended.
  • The only National Wildlife Refuge in the Great Swamp. Lovely park with raised walkways and bird blinds. Great bird watching and you can usually find a few turtles and frogs.

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