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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


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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 »

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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 »

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Coronavirus Update

March 19, 2020

In an attempt to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, Island Beach State Park is open for passive recreation only. During this time, there will not be any fee for...Continue »

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Time to Plant Beachgrass!

November 20, 2019

Plant that beachgrass!!! by Bianca Charbonneau, PhD. It’s beachgrass planting season and that means that there are currently many opportunities to get involved with local beach management efforts! The beachgrass...Continue »