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194 acres of habitat

The Lighthouse Center is situated on 194 acres and contains a variety of habitats affording visitors rich and interesting opportunities to learn about the conservation efforts, history and culture of the area.

Take a step back in time and support and visit the longest stretch of Barnegat Bay shoreline that has never been developed.

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If your group would like to consider a meeting or event at the center, please call or email to arrange a tour.

Contact:  Pola Galie (609) 698-8003

History of the Lighthouse Center

The Lighthouse Center for Natural Resource Education, owned by the Division of Fish and Wildlife, is situated on 194 acres of diverse coastal habitat adjacent to Barnegat Bay in Ocean Township, New Jersey.

There are a variety of opportunities to explore the maritime forest, the salt marsh, two tidal streams and a freshwater impoundment on this unique site. Wildlife viewing opportunities exist for shorebirds wading birds, waterfowl, and woodland wildlife including fiddler crabs, songbirds, otter, turtles, deer, and fox. The Lighthouse Center is the perfect setting for groups to truly experience the natural wonders of Barnegat Bay through hands-on and meaningful contact with its resources. Continue reading History of the Lighthouse Center