Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey Camping & Hiking

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Image Gallery

Directions

Great Swamp is located 7 miles south of Morristown, New Jersey From Interstate 287 (Southbound and Northbound): Take Exit 30A (Basking Ridge/North Maple Avenue) and bear right onto North Maple Avenue. Go through the traffic light at Madisonville Road (ignore refuge directional sign pointing left at Madisonville Road) and continue on North Maple Avenue. After one mile North Maple will bear left and become South Maple Avenue. Continue on South Maple Avenue for one mile and turn left onto Lord Stirling Road. After 1.3 miles you will pass over a bridge on the Passaic River. Continue straight on White Bridge Road for one mile and turn left onto Pleasant Plains Road. Follow refuge directional signs to refuge headquarters. From Interstate 78 (westbound): Take Exit 40 and turn right on Hillcrest Road (County Road 531). Go to stop sign (1 mile), cross Mountain Avenue, staying on Hillcrest Road (531). (Hillcrest Road becomes Mountain Avenue after passing over the Passaic River Bridge). Go straight through the traffic light at the intersection of County Road 512 and continue on Mountain Avenue (now County Road 638). Go 1.3 miles to the top of the hill and cross over Long Hill Road onto Meyersville Road. Go down Meyersville Road 0.8 miles to circle, turn left on New Vernon Road and follow refuge directional signs. From Interstate 78 (eastbound): Take Exit 40 and turn left onto Hillcrest Road and follow westbound directions.

Phone

973-425-1222

Activities

AUTO TOURING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

New Jersey Campgrounds

Hiking Trails

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails:

New Jersey Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More New Jersey Recreation Areas

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1960 and lies 26 miles west of New York City’s Times Square and 7 miles south of Morristown, New Jersey in Morris County. This oasis of wilderness, surrounded by urban and suburban areas, provides important habitats to fish and wildlife and a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy wildlife and wilderness within close proximity to urban centers. It consists of approximately 7,600 acres of swamp woodland, hardwood ridges, cattail marsh, grassland, ponds and meandering streams. Over the years, the refuge has become a resting and feeding area for more than 244 species of birds. The refuge also provides a “home” for more than 39 species of reptiles and amphibians, 29 species of fish, 33 species of mammals and approximately 600 species of plants (including 215 species of wildflowers). Additionally, 26 of these species are listed by the State of New Jersey as being threatened or endangered, including the wood turtle, blue-spotted salamander and bog turtle (also federally threatened).

More from CampingHiking.net:

Hestra Pullover Mitt Black 8

The Hestra Pullover Mitt is a lightweight shell mitten that adds complete weather protection. If you’re unsure of the weather, this shell mitt easily …

Dakine EQ Duffle Bag Carbon 50l

Road tripping and gear-hauling made easy. It’s hard to beat the all-around versatility of a soft-sided duffle bag. The EQ Duffle Bag features a full-l …

Marmot Arch Rock Pants Scotch 34

Stay trail ready all summer long with these performance filled pants from Marmot. The Arch Rock Pants are made out of a quick-drying, abrasion-resista …

Prana Momento 7/8 Legging Coal Sm

Lightweight, airy, and as stretchy as you are, the Momento 7/8 Leggings from Prana bring you consistent comfort and style without holding you back. Th …

Kemper Apex Snowboard N/a 156

One of the original Kemper riders, Kurt Heine, designed this surf-inspired powder power monster for deep carve and float through endless snow. Kurt ha …

Arbor Legacy Shoe Vintage Black 8.5

The Arbor Legacy Shoe is a stylish way to leave your mark. Constructed with work and play in mind, this do-it-all sneaker is made to blend in as well …

Chapman Skate Deck Natural 8.0″

A staple of East Coast skateboarding since 1991, Chapman Skateboards are domestically made, and work hard to support the core values of the skateboard …

Outdoor Research Loden Xl

The Helium Rain Jacket by Outdoor Research is a durable waterproof, windproof and breathable rain jacket just primed for you next outdoor adventure. D …

Lake Red Rock, Iowa Camping & Hiking

Directions 4 miles southwest of Pella on County Rd. T15. Phone (641) 828-7522 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE