The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey across multiple municipalities, including Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Chatham, Harding Township, Long Hill, Madison, Mendham, Morris Township, and Morristown. It is close to New York City and is about 26 miles west of Manhattan's Times Square.
The Great Swamp is an important habitat along the Atlantic Flyway migratory route and 223 species of birds live in or migrate through the refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides a checklist of bird species found in the refuge. The refuge is also habitat for a variety of mammals, including coyote, red fox, racoons and white-tailed dear. The USFWS also provides a checklist of mammals found in the refuge. A wide variety turtles, frogs, fish, plants and wildflowers also make their home throughout the refuge.
The Friends of Great Swamp is a local nonprofit organization that promotes stewardship of the Great Swamp.