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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Wilderness

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From Interstate 78 (westbound):

Take exit 40 and turn right on Hillcrest road (County Road 531). Go to stop sign (1 mile), cross Mountain Avenue, staying on Hillcrest Road (531). [Hillcrest Road becomes Mountain Avenue after passing over the Passaic River Bridge] Go straight through the traffic light at the intersection with County Road 512, and continue on Mountain Avenue. [Mountain Avenue is now also County Road 638] Go 1.3 miles to the top of the hill and cross over Long Hill Road onto Meyersville Road. Go down Meyersville Road 0.8 miles to circle, turn left onto New Vernon Road and follow Refuge directional signs.

From Interstate 78 (eastbound): Turn left on Hillcrest Road and follow westbound directions.

From Interstate 287 (southbound and northbound):

Take Exit 30A (Basking Ridge/North Maple Avenue) and bear right onto North Maple Avenue.

FOR GREAT SWAMP NWR HEADQUARTERS Follow North Maple Avenue about 2 miles (it becomes South Maple Avenue) and make a left onto Lord Stirling Road. Upon crossing the Passaic River, Lord Stirling Road becomes White Bridge Road. Make your next left (approximately 1 mile) onto Pleasant Plains Road. The driveway to Headquarters will be on your right.

FOR THE HELEN C. FENSKE VISITOR CENTER Turn left onto Madisonville Road Take second right onto the Refuge entrance road; the Visitor Center will be on your right.

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