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Osprey nests contain a variety of natural nesting material and even human trash, including flip flops, ribbon, and rope. Pollution is a major threat to ospreys in New Jersey. Young can be entangled in fishing line, rope and ribbon.

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2014 Programs at Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park is one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier islands in the northeast and home to an amazing diversity of wildlife and plant communities. We are thrilled to offer programs that showcase this wonderful ecosystem.

Visit the Nature Center

For more information, call the Park at (732) 793-0506


2014 Island Beach Daily Programs

Join Park Natural Educators and have some FREE fun as you explore the natural wonders of Island Beach State Park! Children must be accompanied by an adult. IBSP Daily Programs are free with paid admission into the Park.

Seine the Barnegat Bay

Seine the Barnegat Bay

Pull a seine net through the Barnegat Bay and discover the amazing creatures who live here.

Additional information:

Free

Phone: 732-793-0506

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2014 Island Beach FUN Guided Programs

Explore the Park beyond the beach! Pre-registration required for these FUN, interactive and educational programs led by our expert team of Park Natural Educators.

  • Paid admission into the Park required.
  • These programs require pre-registration.
  • Programs subject to change or cancellation.
  • Refunds are generally only granted for weather related cancellations.

For more info about tour times, age restrictions, refunds, and fees, please call the Park Office 732-793-0506.

Intermediate Surf Fishing Clinic

Intermediate Surf Fishing Clinic

Visitors will be introduced to new techniques for catching the big one! We will describe how to read the water, advanced knot tying, the use of different bait and lure presentations, and what to do when the monster takes the hook Those interested should have basic understanding of casting, coastal safety and be ready for adverse weather conditions.

Additional information:

Fee: $25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Moonlight Hike

Moonlight Hike

Join us on an adventurous night hike to discover “whoooooo” is awake when the sun goes down at Island Beach State Park!

Additional information:

Fee: $5/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Kayak Eco-Tour

Kayak Eco-Tour

Discover the diversity and ecological importance of Barnegat Bay as you paddle through it.

Additional information:

Fee: $25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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Sunset Paddle/Birding by Kayak Tour

Sunset Paddle/Birding by Kayak Tour

Join Park Naturalists for a peaceful evening kayak paddle and watch the sunset over Barnegat Bay as you discover the diversity of birds that inhabit IBSP.

Additional information:

Fee: $25/person

Phone: 732-793-0506

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2014 WILDCHILD Programs for Kids!

Sign-up for fun, interactive, and educational programs designed just for kids. Our expert team of Park Natural Educators are ready to take you on a wild adventure!

  • Pre-registration required for all WILDCHILD Programs.
  • See descriptions for age restrictions, times and fees.
  • Paid admission into the park required.
  • Programs subject to change or cancellation.
  • Refunds are generally only granted for weather related cancellations.

For more info, please call the Park Office 732-793-0506.

WILDCHILD Nature Toddlers

WILDCHILD Nature Toddlers

Age-appropriate hands-on activities, stories, crafts and hikes guide your child's natural curiosity as we explore the natural world of Island Beach State Park.

Additional information:

Fee: $5/child

Phone: 732-793-0506

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ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Make a donation today and become an Island Beach State Park Champion.

 

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