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John C. Bartlett Jr.
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Michael Mangum
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Kenneth F. Pullen
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Mary J. Bavais
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Cattus Island Park is Open

However, some trails and the Cooper Environmental Center are closed until further notice due to storm damage. For further information please contact the temporary staff office at 732-270-6960.

530 acres
1170 Cattus Island Blvd.,
Toms River, NJ 08753

732-270-6960

The unspoiled beauty of nature is the main attraction at Cattus Island County Park. This environmentally sensitive park spans just over 500 acres and boasts several miles of trails, many offering lovely vistas of the adjacent Barnegat Bay. Cattus Island is home to the Cooper Environmental Center, where visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on displays along with collections of live reptiles and fish. Every weekend, the Cooper Center staff run progams throughout the day. The park also contains a beautiful Butterfly Garden. Nature discovery backpacks and bicycles are available for free use by the public between 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. - please inquire at the office trailer.

PARK HOURS - SEVEN DAYS A WEEK - DAWN TO DUSK

TEMPORARY STAFF OFFICES AT COOPER ENVIRNOMENTAL CENTER HOURS
WEEKDAYS 8:00 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M., WEEKENDS 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 PM


 CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO CATTUS ISLAND COUNTY PARK

Facilities:

Nature trails, scenic boardwalks, birding, photography, conservation area, environmental education, crabbing, cross-country skiing, fishing, picnic area, playground, scenic overlooks, and accessible environmental center (currently closed) and restrooms.

Events and Activities:

 Cattus Island Nature Festival - October 4th, 2015

Park Information:

 Printable brochure of Cattus Island County Park (PDF)

 Brochure of the Butterfly Garden (PDF)

 Cattus Island Trail Map (PDF)

 Cooper Environmental Center Group Educational Programs (PDF)

 Photo Gallery for Cattus Island County Park.