Things To Do


Please visit the

Office of Recreation Page

for a schedule of events in Barnegat Township

The Township offers a wide variety of programs for all ages, from preschoolers to senior citizens. From the Summer Concert schedule to recreation activities and organizations, please enjoy all that Barnegat offers.

Forest Resource Education Trip
Join fellow township residents on Thursday, May 3, 2018 for a trip to the New Jersey Forrest Service’s Forest Resource Education Center in
Jackson Township.

We will be leaving from Barnegat Municipal building parking lot at noon for the ride to 990-acre center. Estimated time of return will be 4pm

Forest Service naturalists will lead us on a leisurely stroll of their Forest Discovery Trail. The trail is less than one quarter of a mile long, relatively flat and stone dusted. They will introduce us to a variety of native trees and shrubs and teach us about some of the wildlife found in the Ocean County area. The program includes a stop at an overlook of the Toms River and a short lesson on how dendrology was used to dispel the legend of the Toms River Indian Oak.
Public Restroom, water fountains, and picnic tables are adjacent to the trail. Dress for the out doors.

Contact Andrea at 609-698-0080 x174 to register for this free event. Participation is limited to 40 people, this will be a carpool event.  Deadline to register is April 27th

Forest Resource Education Center
495 Don Connor Blvd.
Jackson, NJ


Historical Activities


Brookville Campgrounds – 224 Jones Road – Full Service Campground – 609-698-3134
Long Beach RV Resort – 30 Route 72 – Full Service Campground – 609-698-5684 –


Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Great Creek Road – Pristine marshes, great birding – 609-652-1665 –


Bay Avenue Antiques – 349 S. Main Street (Route 9) -609-698-3020
Unshredded Nostalgia – 323 S. Main Street (Route 9) – NJ’s only metro style poster gallery, ephemera and antiques. 800-872-9990 –


Barnegat Township Public Dock – East Bay Avenue – Boat launch, crabbing, fishing – 609-698-5126 or call the Recreation  Office at 609-698-0080 x 122
Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation – 229 Brookville Road – Kayak rentals at Meadowitch Park, Children’s camps – 609-698-2855 –