Cape May National Wildlife Refuge


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Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Address:24 Kimbles Beach Rd
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

Phone:609-463-0994
Fax:609-463-1667
Web: capemay.fws.gov
Established: 1989.
Location:On the Cape May peninsula.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails.
Activities:Hiking, hunting, fishing, wildlife watching.
Special Features:Two Mile Beach, transferred to the refuge from the Coast Guard in 1999, is a 507-acre site managed to protect one of the last remaining tracts of undeveloped maritime forest and beach in New Jersey. Thousands of Red Knots and Ruddy Turnstones rely on habitat along the Cape May Peninsula to rest and feed during migration.
Habitats: More than 11,000 acres contains a wide range of habitats including upland and lowland forests, fields, barrier beach, salt marsh, and salt meadows cut through by meandering tidal creeks. Proposed acquisition would take the refuge to 21,200 acres.
Access: Daylight hours year round.
Wild life: Red knots, ruddy turnstones, woodcock, and raptors, shellfish, snakes.

See other parks in New Jersey.