Department of Environmental Protection

New Jersey State Park Service

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Pigeon Swamp State Park Overview

This National Natural Landmark contains mixed habitats of open ponds, upland hardwood forest as well as an inner coastal plain lowland deciduous hardwood forest.

This site was once a major nesting site of passenger pigeons before they became extinct. However, the name originally came from Ann Pidgeon, the original owners of the land, not from the birds.

A variety of flora and fauna can be seen along the trails including sweetgum, red maple, pin oak, black gum, kestrels, red-tailed hawk and white-tailed deer.

Visitors are welcomed to hike the trails.

Facilities for People with Disabilities
We encourage people with disabilities who require special considerations to contact the park at the phone number listed in the general information on the home page of the park. The staff will assist with arrangements. Text telephone (TTY) users, call the NJ Relay & CapTel Service at 711 or 1-800-852-7897 for English or 1-866-658-7714 for Spanish.

All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Recreational use of ATVs is not permitted on NJ State Park Service property. This includes state parks, forests, recreation areas, golf courses, marinas, natural areas, historic sites, and preserves. Thank you for your help in protecting New Jersey’s natural and historic resources. [N.J.A.C. 7:2-3.4(d)]

Smoking
State law prohibits the smoking of tobacco and use of electronic smoking (vaping) devices in all state parks, forests, historic sites, recreation areas, golf courses and marinas. [N.J.P.L.2005, c.383 (C.26:3D-56)]

Alcohol
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in state parks, forests, recreation areas, golf courses, marinas, natural areas, historic sites, and preserves. [ N.J.A.C. 7:2-2.6 ]

Keep Your Park Clean and Green
Protect plants and animals and care for your parks by taking your trash with you. Whatever you carry into the park, plan on carrying it out too. It’s like crowdsourcing trash management! Bring a bag or two for trash, recycling and cleaning up after your pet. There are no trash receptacles in this park. Thank you!

Swimming
No swimming.

Pets
Pets must always be on a leash no longer than six feet in length and under the control of the owner. Please clean up after your pets.

Tick Protection
Use insect repellent, wear light-colored clothing, tuck pants into socks, stay on trails, check yourself when you get home, shower and wash clothes immediately.

Be Bear Aware
Black bears are found throughout New Jersey. Do not approach or attract bears by making food available. Feeding bears is dangerous and illegal. Never run from a bear! To report an aggressive bear, call 1-877-WARN-DEP (1-877-927-6337) immediately. Please report any damage or nuisance behavior to the park office. Visit the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife at www.njfishandwildlife.com for additional information on bear safety.

Related Links

Monmouth Battlefield State Park

Park Map

Area Map

General

Phone Number
732-462-9616

Mailing Address
20 State Route 33,
Manalapan, NJ 07726

Email Address
parks@dep.nj.gov

Park Hours

Gate Sunrise to Sunset
Park Office N/A

Park Fees

Entrance Fee None

Other Related Fees
Map / Directions

GPS Coordinates
40.385713, -74.485774