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Reed’s Hotel

The Reed Hotel once stood on the bayside of Island Beach State Park. The trail “Reed’s Road” leads visitors past the point where the hotel once stood. Here is a brief summary of Reed’s Hotel and the history surrounding it. Joseph F. Reed was appointed Keeper of the Swan Island (later called Mantoloking) Life Saving […]


Watch out for Terrapins!

Diamondback Terrapin mating season runs from May up through June. During this time the female Terrapins must find a suitable place to leave her eggs while they mature and become ready to hatch. As Terrapins primarily live in the brackish water of the Barnegat Bay but nest on sandy beaches it is important that they […]


*NEW* Group Rate Discount for IBSP Kayak Tours!!

The more the merrier!!  Whether it’s a team building trip for your office, a family get-together, church group,  or just a group of friends & family, a private group kayak tour is the perfect outdoor adventure! Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount Special/custom departure times Must be 14 years old to participate […]


Whats all the hype about the dunes?

Island Beach State Park contains 10 miles of coastal dunes that have remained virtually untouched since Henry Hudson first described New Jersey’s coast in 1609. This extensive dune system is a valued treasure that not only provides a natural barrier to coastal storms, but also provides critical habitat to a variety of plants and animals. American […]