Barnegat Lighthouse State Park


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Barnegat Lighthouse State Park


Location:On the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County via the Garden State Parkway (Exit 63) or Route 72 east.
Facilities:Picnic areas (é), picnic shelter, nature trail, lookout point, interpretive center.
Activities:Fishing, bird watching, picnicking, hiking/walking, historical programs (seasonal).
Special Features:The site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach in Ocean County was regarded as one of the most crucial "change of course" points for coastal vessels, which depended on the lighthouse to avoid offshore shoals. The story of Barnegat Lighthouse is showcased in the park's Interpretive Center.
Address:PO Box 167
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

Phone:609-494-2016
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/barnlig.html
Size: 32 acres.

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DEP Commissioner Bob Martin today joined Ocean County and local officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating the official opening of a new gazebo at Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, the result of efforts by the State Park Service and the parks official Friends group to create a new amenity for events and celebrations at the landmark on the northern tip of Long Beach Island.
It is also the result of a great partnership between our State Park Service and the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, who have shown an incredible dedication and passion for this beautiful and historic park.
The $130,000 gazebo project was the result of an agreement between the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and the DEPs Division of Parks and Forestry.
Commissioner Martin honored the Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, an Officially Recognized Friends Organization with the state of New Jersey, with a certificate of appreciation for its continued dedication to protect, preserve and interpret the park.
The Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park offer volunteer staffing of the Interpretive Center, which enabled nearly 582,000 visitors from around the country and the world to experience the parks history last year alone.