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Portions of Higbee Beach WMAClosed through December 2026


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Portions of Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area (WMA) closed January 29, 2024, for the Pond Creek Restoration Project and will remain closed until completed (approximately December 2026). This closure is for public safety reasons and to protect and preserve the land and water areas of Higbee Beach WMA.


The areas to be closed are reflected on the attached map.


The closure will not affect the parking lot behind Sunset Beach Gifts located on Sunset Boulevard. However, the parking lot across from the World War II Lookout Tower will be closed.


The project is funded with Natural Resource Damage funds and co-led by DEP’s Office of Natural Resource Restoration and Office of Coastal Engineering in partnership with Fish & Wildlife.


For a comprehensive project description and updated project schedule, please visit the Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area Tidal Marsh/Upland Restoration Project webpage.


The public is invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about and comment on this ecological restoration project at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 8 at Lower Township’s Municipal Hall, 2600 Bayshore Road, Villas, NJ (Cape May County). Those unable to attend in person may participate virtually by registering here.


NJDEP Fish & Wildlife sincerely appreciates your patience and understanding while this work is being completed and improvements are made. 


Thank you!

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