In keeping with CDC protocols and the State of New Jersey directives to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the U.S.Fish & Wildlife Service has ordered the Visitor Center and Nature Store at the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge to be closed until further notice.

All our scheduled events, programs and meetings on the property have been cancelled to comply with those directives.
Our top priority is to avoid congregating in order to protect and safeguard our members, visitors, volunteers and staff.
Also, the Two Mile Beach Unit will be closed to the public as it is every year at this time due to Environmental Laws protecting beach nesting bird populations and migratory bird populations that have recently returned to our beach.
Thank you for your cooperation. 
We look forward to seeing you all in good health when this public health crisis is over.
- The Board Members of the 
Friends of Cape May National Wildlife Refuge 




Free Family Nature Walks
Friends of Cape May NWR are continuing their fun, free, family-friendly bird walks all summer long at 2-Mile Beach in Wildwood Crest. Look for the Free Bird walk sign where Pacific Avenue turns into Ocean Drive, on the east side of the street.

Meet at the 2-Mile Visitor Center Parking Lot (just north of the gate for the former Coast Guard base).  Explore this hidden gem of undeveloped barrier island ocean beach, and learn about the amazing birds with loaner binoculars and a spotting scope.  

Families with children are welcome! 

Return The Favor
reTURN the Favor is a multi-partner program working to rescue overturned or impinged horseshoe crabs stranded on New Jersey’s Delaware Bay beaches. Many horseshoe crabs spawn on these closed beaches and oftentimes become stranded, overturned, or even impinged behind natural or manmade structures. If you want to join a walk to rescue horseshoe crabs, Friends of Cape May NWR is leading walks on the following dates on Kimbles Beach

To learn more about RtF visit
To join a walk contact:

Where to meet
Two Mile Beach Visitor Center: 12001 Pacific Avenue (Ocean Dr),
Wildwood Crest, near the former Coast Guard Loran Station.

Kimbles Beach: near 131 Kimbles Beach Rd, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 - Phone (609) 463-0994