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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NJ Natural Gas is hosting is twelfth annual Ocean Fun Day on May 16, 2015 at Island Beach State Park! Click Here for more info!
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 […]
One of the most common species of wildlife to see at Island Beach is the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). They are the largest mammalian predator found on barrier islands. You might think they are friendly at first glance, but they are wild animals. They are certainly used to seeing people at Island Beach State Park. […]
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