deCamp Wildlife Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Brick Township, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.5 miElevation gain13 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingWalkingBird watchingWildflowersWildlifeBugs
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The deCamp Wildlife Trail is one of the shorter trails in the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, which includes several other conserved areas stretching south to the headquarters just north of Atlantic City. Official website: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/edwin_b_forsythe/ For those with kids interested in exploring more of the wildlife refuge, the US Fish & Wildlife Service provides this activity book for ages 4-7: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/dragonfly.pdf

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The trail begins at the intersection of Mantoloking and Adamston roads. A small unpaved lot is available for those arriving by car. Google Maps has a great panoramic photo of the entrance.

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Scott English
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Hiking

Nice walk. Well maintained. Short.

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Nancy Connell
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Hiking

Extremely well curated path out to Barnegat Bay through forest, swamp and wetlands. Great nature walk.

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Katherine Pollara
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WalkingIcy

Trails were still covered with icy snow but it is a good flat easy hike for those who prefer that. I liked the fact that there was no competition with bikers and there are a few benches along the way if you want to rest or be contemplative. I would probably avoid this location in the heat of Summer since it goes thru a swampy area which is likely to be buggy when it gets hot. Keep in mind that there is no bathroom or port-a-potty available. Also, dog walkers were respectful and everyone was friendly.

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frank nisky
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Tina Agnello
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frank nisky
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Jean Acevedo
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Great!!!

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Bob LaRosa
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Easy trail... a walking trail

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Pamela Walter
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frank nisky
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frank nisky
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Claudia Franceschini
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Smooth and easy

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Mark Drew
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Flat and easy. Watch for ticks! Views at the end were worth the walk!

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frank nisky
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Ryan Crossan
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nice walk very clean and maintained...would definitely go again

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Michael Carson
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Hiking

Big group of people at the trail end - looked like some kind of party, clogging up the bridge at the end.

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Michael Carson
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Michael Carson
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colleen clayton
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Michael Carson
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There were patches of annoying flies, even with a liberal application of DEET, but no bites. Otherwise, a nice, well-maintained trail with a reasonable number of other hikers.

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Jon Hoenge
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Hiking

If you like Deer Flys this is the trail for you . :)

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Sarah James
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Hiking

Easy trail well marked. Infested with huge (occasionally biting) flies starting about 1 km in from the parking lot.

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Jennifer Veltre
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Beautiful trail — nice bird watching, but we couldn’t even make it halfway through without turning around because of the bugs. We were swarmed.

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Ellen Trevelise Sweeney
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It was a great trail but even with bug spray I was getting swarmed by mosquitos. This would probably be a better early spring and late fall trail. Even a wintry trail with some snow on the ground. Was going to go in and out twice for 5 miles but couldn’t do it. Just tooo buggy.

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Jess Britton
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Just did this trail yesterday! So happy to find this practically in my backyard. My roommate and I spent close to two hours just taking our time, taking in the nature, and greeting other hikers that passed us by. Everyone seemed so happy that day, you love to see it! We even got to hear a group of frogs calling to each other and it was an eerie but incredible moment once we realized what that sound was, haha!!

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Brian Vientos
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What a gorgeous trail I totally did not Expected to be so pretty what a beautiful sight once you get dull the way down to the beach is just amazing

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Isaiah Dominguez
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David Brandes
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Heather Berry
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One of my favorite spots to go for a nice run, but only during late fall, winter, and early spring!!!! Once it starts to get hot out the horse flies and other bugs come out! I made the mistake of running in late June, one of the worst experiences. I’ve never run so fast to get out of there. If you go during the other seasons it’s great. It’s a flat easy marked trail with beautiful scenery.

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William Lewis
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I did this hike after reading the weird review from another hiker who thought it was a shady place. Well There was a lot of traffic on this place New Year's day. The early birds with their dogs were leaving by the time I got there at 11 and I must of been in the middle of the afternoon hiker shift change as I had the trail mostly to myself. Exquisite pine and holly trees dot the trail and perfectly placed national park like signage. I had my camera and binoculars for the easy walk out and back. Peaceful leisurely walk that is dog friendly and clean. Don't forget to look for the birds. I saw owl boxes at spots along the trial but did not see one. I did get a nice shot of a Hermit thrush and missed a photo op given by 4 golden crowned kinglets as I had my camera packed at the time.

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