Posted Thursday, June 16th, 2016


Think you know a thing or two about New Jersey’s Great Swamp? Then it’s time to test your powers of navigation and observation to find out. The Great Swamp Scavenger Hunt is back for another year of outdoor fun, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.  The event is sponsored by the Great Swamp Watershed Association.


Begin the Scavenger Hunt at 10 a.m. or later by checking in at GSWA’s Home Base under the pavilion at the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge’s Helen C. Fenske Visitor Center. (The Visitor Center is located just inside the Lee’s Hill Road park entrance at 32 Pleasant Plains Road in Harding Township).

Participants will be provided with a route to travel, questions to answer, and a list of treasures to find throughout the 55-square-mile Great Swamp Watershed region. It’s your job to navigate to each treasure site, seek answers to the questions and riddles provided, and then return to Home Base with your spoils.

Remember to hurry back to 32 Pleasant Plains Road at 3 p.m. for several chances to win some special prizes at the Scavenger’s Tricky Tray.

A free cookout also waits for all who participate, so don’t forget your barbecue enthusiasm. Feel free to bring along a covered side dish (to share or not). A full supply of burgers, dogs, and drinks will be provided.

Suggested donation for attendance is $10/adult and $5/child. Register online at: by calling 973-538-3500 x22.