Island Beach State Park


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Island Beach State Park


Location:Between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay. Take Route 37 east to Route 35 south to park entrance.
Facilities:Self-guided trails, bike path (5 miles), bird observation blind, beach with designated swimming area, access ramp (é), bathhouses, concessions, interpretive center.
Activities:Boating (car top launch only), canoeing, fishing, swimming, surfing, sailboarding, scuba diving, picnicking (no tables or grills provided), hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, waterfowl hunting.
Special Features:Park occupies a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, preserving one of New Jersey’s last remaining undeveloped barrier beaches.
Address:PO Box 37
Seaside Park, NJ 08752

Phone:732-793-0506
Web: www.njparksandforests.org/parks/island.html
Size: 3,002 acres.

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The initial term for food services at Island Beach State Park will be for 10 years.
On the bayside of the inlet, three arms of the channel are recognized: (1) the south channel which tracts [sim]90--100 m south of Barnegat Lighthouse before turning northward along the 1943 sand dike; (2) the central channel which runs westward from the inlet and cuts through the flood tidal delta; and (3) the north channel which trends along the southwest shore of Island Beach State Park and across the mouth of Little Bay (Figure 2).
Located along the southwest margin of the Island Beach State Park, the Sedge Islands consist of approximately 290 ha of tidal marshes, 114 ha of intertidal and subtidal habitat, and 14 ha of beaches and dunes.
The species diversity of the emergent plant community in the impacted area appears to have been altered by the breach (William Vibbert, Park Superindentent, Island Beach State Park, personal communication, April 2000).
The system will also save Island Beach State Park more than $1,680 in yearly electricity expenses.
The installation of solar panels at one of our state's most beautiful beaches provides a wonderful example to New Jersey ratepayers that they can enjoy one of their state's most precious natural resources - its beautiful coastline - while knowing that Island Beach State Park is operating using environmentally friendly and energy-efficient power.