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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 Mehorter
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Cattus Island County Park


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

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 are available to borrow - inquire at the office trailer.

PARK HOURS - SEVEN DAYS A WEEK - DAWN - DUSK
COOPER ENVIRNOMENTAL CENTER HOURS - SEVEN DAYS A WEEK - 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


Facilities:

Birding, boardwalk through wetlands, conservation area, environmental education site, crabbing, cross-country skiing, fishing, handicapped accessible, nature trails, picnic area, playground, restrooms and scenic overlooks.

 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)

 Map to Cattus Island County Park

 Photo Gallery for Cattus Island County Park.