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Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park in Cape May County is comprised of 190 acres of fresh water wetlands adjacent to the ocean. Situated on New Jersey's southern tip, the park features over 2 miles of nature trails (one half-mile section on raised boardwalk), a World War II bunker and two gun mounts built to protect the Delaware Bay, a historic lighthouse built in 1859 and maintained by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a Kid-Friendly, home-made museum with displays about erosion, seashore life, the Lenni-Lenape Indians, Cape May County, fresh water wetlands, and a salt-water aquarium. The park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays with longer hours during the summer months.

Highlights

  • Natural features worth visiting include 4 ponds, a fresh water wetland, pockets of woodlands protected by sand-dunes, and beach.

  • Hawk Watch: Spectacular viewing of the fall raptor migration from the Wildlife Observation Platform.

  • Free nature programs including; Beach Scavenger Hunt, bird walks, interpretive nature walks tailored to your curriculum, and hands-on live animal presentations.

Target Audience(s)

General public, organizations, educators, students of all ages

  • Make reservations for class trips, scouts, etc., at least one month in advance.
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    Additional Information
    Cape May Point State Park
    PO Box 107
    Cape May Point NJ 08212
    Phone: 609-884-2159
    Fax: 609-884-0352
    Lighthouse Tours (Fee): Phone: 609-884-5404
    www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/capemay.html

    Teachers' Guide to Educational Programs with New Jersey State Parks, Forests,
    Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and the Forest Resource Education Center

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