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John Heinz at Tinicum National Wildlife Refuge, PA

Fish and Wildlife Service

Overview

The John Heinz NWR at Tinicum is located in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania about 1 mile from Philadelphia International Airport. The refuge was established by an act of Congress in 1972 to protect the largest remaining freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania; approximately 200 acres. When acquisition is complete, it will consist of 1200 acres of varied habitats. Over the years, the refuge has become a resting and feeding area for more than 300 species of birds, 85 of which nest here. Fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants are among the species that call the refuge "home". The Congressional mandate set forth for the refuge was to protect, preserve and enhance habitat; provide compatible outdoor recreation opportunities for the public; and to promote environmental education.

Recreational Activities:

  • BOATING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

8601 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia,PA,19153
Phone: 215-365-3118
Email: William_Buchanan@fws.gov

Directions:

From North: From I-95 South, take exit 14, Bartram Avenue; At the 5th traffic light turn right onto 84th Street; At 2nd light turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd. Follow one block to refuge entrance on right. From South: From I-95 North, take exit 10 (Airport); turn left at 1st light (Bartram Ave); turn left at 3rd light (84th St.); turn left at 2nd light (Lindbergh Blvd.) 1 block to refuge entrance on right. From West: From I-76 take I-476 South to I-95 North and follow as listed above (from South, to I-95 North exit 10) From East (New Jersey): Use either North or South directions.

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