Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Fish and Wildlife Service, New Jersey.

Established in 1974, Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is located in Pennsville, NJ (Salem County) along the Delaware River estuary just north of the Salem River. This estuary is designated a Wetland of International Importance by the Ramsar Convention. Coastal salt marsh habitats of the mid-upper Atlantic Coast, including the Delaware Bay marshes and Supawna Meadows NWR, have been identified by the Black Duck Joint Venture as the most important habitat for wintering American black ducks. Nearby Pea Patch Island and the surrounding area, including the refuge, have been designated a Special Management Area by the States of NJ and DE in accordance with the Coastal Zone Management Act.

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Supawna Meadows NWR is located approximately 35 miles south of Philadelphia Pennsylvania and approximately 10 miles south of Wilmington, Delaware in Pennsville, New Jersey. From Interstate 295 take exit 1C, Salem County Route 551. Follow Route 551 south to its end at New Jersey Route 49. Turn left onto Route 49 east. Go approximately one mile on Route 49 east to the first road on the right, Lighthouse Road. Turn right on Lighthouse Road. Turn left at the sign for the refuge office. A number of directional signs are located along the route.

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