Marsh

Rancocas State Park

Size: 
1252 acres

Location

Rancocas State Park
794 Rancocas Road
Hainesport, NJ 08036
United States
Phone: (609) 726-1191
39° 59' 8.3832" N, 74° 49' 49.584" W

Rancocas State Park is comprised of a diverse set of habitats along the Rancocas Creek in Southern New Jersey. This somewhat rustic park includes deciduous woodlands, meadows and marshes along with a wide range of plant and animal life. Families can hike on several miles of trails through the diverse terrain and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Bald Point State Park

Size: 
4800 acres

Location

Bald Point State Park
146 Box Cut Road
Alligator Point, FL 32346
United States
Phone: (850) 349-9146
29° 55' 4.9548" N, 84° 20' 41.2368" W

Bald Point State Park is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Franklin County. The park is located on Alligator Point, where Apalachee Bay meets Ochlockonee Bay. There is a range of terrain, including pine stands, oak forest and coastal marshes, that supports rich biodiversity.

The park is home to more than 360 plant species and 230 species of animals, including bobcat and bald eagles.

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park

Size: 
245 acres

Location

Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
426 Wolfe's Neck Road
Freeport, ME 04032
United States
Phone: (207) 865-4465
43° 50' 37.6008" N, 70° 6' 6.192" W

Located just a few minutes from downtown Freeport, Maine, Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park provides a tranquil, natural retreat. The land for the park was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence M. C. Smith and the park itself opened in 1972. Wolfe's Neck is a wooded peninsula (the "neck") between the Harraseeket River and Casco Bay and is named for original settlers Henry and Rachel Woolfe. The park includes a variety of ecosystems, including white pine and hemlock forests, open fields, salt marsh and rocky coastline.

Goose Creek State Park

Size: 
1327 acres

Location

Goose Creek State Park
2190 Camp Leach Road
Washington, NC 27889
United States
Phone: (252) 923-2191
35° 33' 37.5804" N, 77° 2' 4.524" W

Goose Creek State Park is located in Washington, North Carolina and protects coastal plain near Pamlico Sound.

Goose Creek State Park is open year round and offers plenty of opportunities for family outdoor recreation. Families can enjoy fishing for bluegill, yellow and white perch and largemouth bass. Motorboats, sailboats and paddle boats are allowed on the waters and a boat ramp at Dinah's Landing provides access.

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
5200 acres

Location

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957
United States
Phone: (239) 472-1100
26° 26' 42.648" N, 82° 6' 48.5784" W

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, Florida and protects 5200 acres of undeveloped mangrove ecosystem. The refuge is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, J. N. "Ding" Darling, who became a major voice in the conservation movement. He conceived of the Federal Duck Stamp program, which raises money for wetland conservation, and illustrated the first stamp. Darling was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be the U.S.

Jekyll Island

Size: 
5700 acres

Location

Jekyll Island
214 Stable Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
United States
Phone: (877) 453 - 5955
31° 3' 38.142" N, 81° 25' 12.9684" W

Jekyll Island is a barrier island on Georgia's coast that is located midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, Florida. The island is owned by state of Georgia and operated by the Jekyll Island Authority. Development is limited to 35 percent of the island, preserving most of it as native ecosystem.

Humboldt Lagoons State Park

Size: 
2256 acres

Location

Humboldt Lagoons State Park
15336 Highway 101
Trinidad, CA 95570
United States
Phone: (707) 677-3570
41° 9' 35.2044" N, 124° 7' 3.738" W

Humboldt Lagoons State Park protects three lagoons on the Pacific Coast in northwest California which are part of the nation's largest lagoon system. Big Lagoon is the largest lagoon and located to the south, Stone Lagoon is located in the middle, and Freshwater Lagoon is the smallest and northernmost lagoon. Dry Lagoon was previously drained by farmers and is now a wetland area.

Cutler Park Reservation

Size: 
700 acres

Location

Cutler Park Reservation
Kendrick Street
Needham, MA 02456
United States
Phone: (617) 333-7404
42° 16' 57.5148" N, 71° 11' 44.5128" W

Cutler Park Reservation is located in Needham, Massachusetts and encompasses the largest freshwater marsh on the middle Charles River.

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

Size: 
13000 acres

Location

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
375 Sanctuary Road West
Naples, FL 34120
United States
Phone: (239) 348-9151
26° 22' 28.9596" N, 81° 36' 13.014" W

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is located in Southwestern Florida, situated north of Naples and east of Bonita Springs. The sanctuary is comprised of wetlands in the Western Everglades and includes the largest remaining virgin bald cypress forest in the world.

Nature Conservancy South Cape May Meadows Refuge

Size: 
218 acres

Location

Nature Conservancy South Cape May Meadows Refuge
Sunset Boulevard
West Cape May, NJ 08204
United States
38° 56' 17.934" N, 74° 56' 40.29" W

Nature Conservancy South Cape May Meadows Refuge is located in West Cape May, New Jersey and protects important migratory bird habitat. The refuge is alternatively known as the Nature Conservancy Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge.

The refuge features a one-mile looping nature trail through wetlands and crossing a channel. The beach trail adds roughly a third of a mile to the walk.