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Cattus Island County Park

530 acres
1170 Cattus Island Boulevard
Toms River, NJ 08753
Park Opens 7am CLOSING TIMES: January 1 - 5pm, January 26 - 5:30pm, February 9 - 6:00pm, February 23 - 6:30pm, March 10 - 7:00pm, March 29 - 7:30pm, April 12 - 8:00pm, August 23 - 7:30pm, September 6 - 7:00pm , September 20 - 6:30pm, October 4 - 6:00pm , October 21 - 5:30pm , November 3 - 5:00pm

The Cooper Environmental Center is open:
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm, exluding major holidays.
The Center's first hour is reserved for Seniors and vulnerable populations.

Come and visit the newly renovated nature center with brand new exhibits highlighting the natural beauty of the park and the Barnegat Bay! There is a Wheel Chair accessible 1000ft ADA Boardwalk.

Take in the unspoiled beauty of Cattus Island County Park, which spans 530 acres and 7 miles of trails. Take a leisurely walk along the main trail to the beach, or walk a trail and enjoy many lovely vistas of Barnegat Bay. Cattus Island is home to the newly renovated Cooper Environmental Center where visitors of all ages will enjoy hands-on educational displays such as a live view osprey cam, habitat tree and tunnel, bird viewing area, children's activity corner and a spectacular collection of live reptiles and fish. The park also contains a beautiful Butterfly Garden where you can view native plants and pollinators.


Nature trails, scenic boardwalks, birding, photography, conservation area, environmental education, cross-country skiing, picnic area, playground, scenic overlooks, and accessible environmental center with restrooms.

Upcoming Events and Activities:
For more information, call 732-270-6960.

Facebook FEATURE: The Women of Cattus
Cattus Women: Betty Cooper
Cattus Women: Elizabeth Morgan
Cattus Women: Dorothy Hale
Cattus Women: Lois M. Schoeck

Park Information:
Printable brochure of Cattus Island County Park (PDF)
Brochure of the Butterfly Garden (PDF)
Printable Cattus Island Trail Map (PDF)
Photo Gallery for Cattus Island County Park

Ocean County Parks’ online maps are updated often. If you using your phone to follow a trail map, be sure to clear your cookies and refresh your browser, as older maps may appear on your screen due to your background storage. The best option is to pick up a printed map at the park kiosk. Stay Safe.

Know where you are at all times on the trails of Ocean County
Use the link below to pinpoint your location:
Ocean County Trail Tracker

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