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.
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.
General public, organizations, educators, students of all ages
Make reservations for class trips, scouts, etc., at least one month in advance.
Cape May Point State Park
PO Box 107
Cape May Point NJ 08212
Lighthouse Tours (Fee): Phone: 609-884-5404
Teachers' Guide to Educational Programs with New Jersey State Parks, Forests,
Recreation Areas, Historic Sites and the Forest Resource Education Center