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Who are the Friends of Island Beach State Park?

The Friends of Island Beach State Park is a non-profit volunteer organization formed to enhance interpretive, educational, recreational & research programs, and events at Island Beach State Park. Our mission is to further public appreciation and stewardship of the park.

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Latest News Around the Island Beach State Park


Celebrate National Trails Day at IBSP

June 3, 2021

Join us in celebrating National Trails Day at IBSP on Saturday, June 5th from 2-4 pm! We will be conducting trail maintenance and litter patrols on beach access trails A-15 to A-21 and installing new Keep Off...Continue »


Ring In The New Year

December 22, 2020

UPDATE: No fee for the New Years Day Hike for NJ Residents (12-4 pm) Non Resident Fees still apply. Ring in the New Year at beautiful Island Beach State Park!...Continue »


New Program! Art In The Park

October 19, 2020

This Art Kiosk aims to showcase public artwork and inspire new thought-provoking art at Island Beach State Park.  Artists can submit their best photo, painting, drawing, etc and we will...Continue »


Osprey Update

June 23, 2020

Bandit and Bay have not had the easiest nesting season so far this year. Viewers of the Pete McLain Osprey cam have been very helpful, alerting us when trash has...Continue »