State Parks Near Wildwood, New Jersey

State Parks Near Wildwood, New Jersey
Wildwood is located at the southern tip of New Jersey, right on the Atlantic shore. Already surrounded by the natural sounds and the ocean, Wildwood is an interesting place for outdoor enthusiasts to visit. There are nearby places to explore, including Cape May County Park to the west and the beaches that extend north to Stone Harbor and Avalon. Wildwood is also a good place from which to visit New Jersey's active state park system, a few of which are located around the city.

Cape May Point State Park

Cape May Point State Park is located on the very southern tip of New Jersey and is home to the Cape May Lighthouse. The Cape May Lighthouse is 157 feet tall and features 199 steps to the top. The park also features three walking trails ranging from a half-mile to two miles long. Fishing is available along the cost and the park is a popular site for bird-watching.

Cape May Point State Park
P.O. Box 107
Cape May Point, NJ 08212
(609) 884-2159

Island Beach State Park

Island Beach State Park is located just north of Wildwood along a 10-mile stretch of undeveloped barrier island beach along the Atlantic. Because of its unique open nature, Island Beach State Park has attracted wildlife for birdwatchers and ocean fishermen. There are designated areas for swimming, scuba diving and sailboarding, as well as trails for both cyclists, hikers and horseback riding.

Island Beach State Park
P.O. Box 37
Seaside Park, NJ 08752
(732) 793-0506

Double Trouble State Park

Double Trouble State Park is located farther up the New Jersey Atlantic coast from Wildwood, but offers some unique features. Double Trouble displays the pine barren area of central New Jersey, as well as four working cranberry bogs. The former cranberry farm offers a glimpse at historic 18th- and 19th-century buildings in the Double Trouble historic village. There is also a two-mile nature trail on the grounds.

Double Trouble State Park
P.O. Box 175
Bayville, NJ 08721
(732) 341-6662

Article Written By Mike Koehler

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