Cattus Island County Park and the Cooper Environmental Center (CEC) are dedicated to educating its visitors about the natural world of Ocean County.Make Cattus Island County Park part of your personalized Toms River itinerary using our Toms River trip builder tool.
Cattus Island Park offers visitors year round opportunities to escape into the beauty of the outdoors. Our educational programs stress the natural scientific intricacies and relationships that exist within local ecosystems.
Call the Cooper Environmental Center to schedule or to request a listing of available programs.
Cattus Island County Park reviews
This place has a little but for everyone. The visitor center has air conditioning and many tanks with live animals. Lots of information to be learned about the jersey coast. There is a small... more »
A hidden gem in the Toms River area. I lived in the area for years before becoming aware of this park through my children's field trips. A great, decent size park that has the woods, beach, pines... more »
Nice place for hiking, biking,birding . There is a Nature center with live reptiles , turtle ,jelly fish etc. The trails are full of natural resources. We found jellyfish and blue crabs near blue trails. Super clean restroom, plenty of parking lot. Safe area and people are nice . They have a butterfly garden with monarch ,humming birds and lots of native flowers. End of the main path starts the orange trail which takes you on a beautiful boardwalk amidst the marsh.
They have so much to enjoy within the park itself that it is hard to find things not to like about it! They have little boardwalk paths between the marshy areas; they have picnic areas with tables and benches; they have bike trails and little side paths to explore (just don't forget your tick repellant); and then, about a mile into the gravel trail, you hit the actual beach area. It prob isn't the cleanest but I always take of my shoes & socks and walk along the shore there. Literally no one bothers you. So peaceful.
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