Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

Programs & Events

Mar
24
Sun
Conservation Talk – Save Barnegat Bay
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join GraceAnne Taylor of Save Barnegat Bay to learn about its mission to restore and protect Barnegat Bay and its ecosystem by being a strong and independent voice for the Bay throughout the watershed, including all of Ocean and part of Monmouth Counties.

A short hike will follow, weather permitting.

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Mar
31
Sun
Conservation Talk – Blue Crabbing at Barnegat Bay: Secrets from the Deep
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This program will focus on blue crabs and methods used to capture crabs.  Dr. John Wnek will discuss a project in which derelict crab pots were recovered from Barnegat Bay over the course of four years with some results on bycatch.  It will also focus on research that is addressing optimal crab captures and reduction of bycatch.  It will be an interactive program and there will be ways for you to get involved in our new crabbing initiative. Register Here

Apr
7
Sun
Spring Membership Meeting
Apr 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
May
4
Sat
May Day Spring Festival and Pet Expo
May 4 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The May Day Spring Festival at Expo will feature a native plant sale, craft vendors, food, music, family fun, and more! Bring your pet along while you browse the extensive lineup of pet products and services at the Pet Expo.

Jun
1
Sat
National Trails Day
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Jun
15
Sat
Conservation Celebration
Jun 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jun
27
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
14
Sun
Membership Meeting
Jul 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jul
18
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Jul
25
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
8
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
22
Thu
Thursdays in the Park
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Aug
26
Mon
Barrier Island Classic – Junior Surf Competition
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Barrier Island Classic JR. Tournament will return to IBSP on Monday, August 26th. Date is subject to change based on waves and weather. The no wave days are scheduled for the remainder of the week. The boys' division will have two categories (<12 and 12-17). The girls division will have one category for all ages <17.

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Sep
21
Sat
Barrier Island Classic – Adult Surf Competition
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Be part of a new tradition of surfing in Jersey. The Barrier Island Class PRO will be Saturday, September 21st. The no wave day will be Sunday, September 22nd. This contest is for any surfer 18 years of age or older. There will be a long board division and a short board division.

Register Here