Scenic beauty and endless opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife species.
Corson's Inlet State Park was established in 1969 to help protect and preserve one of the last undeveloped tracts of land along the state's oceanfront. The area's natural habitats are rich in diversity with primary and secondary sand dune systems, shoreline over wash, marine estuaries and upland areas in which a great variety of wildlife species live and breed. This park is a popular area for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing.
Swimming is not allowed. Dogs are not allowed from April 1 through September 15.
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An area of undeveloped beachfront and undisturbed sand dunes that serves as a protected nesting site for the endangered piping plover, least tern and black skimmers. Other shorebirds and waterfowl, such as the American oystercatcher, various species of sandpipers, gulls, herons, sanderlings and ducks can also be observed at certain times of the year. Dogs are not allowed from April 1 through September 15. Swimming is not allowed.
Corson's Inlet provides an excellent opportunity for any type of boating, ranging from canoes to large motor boats, sailboats, sailboards, stand-up paddleboards(SUP) and jet skis. Boating is subject to New Jersey Boating Regulations and Marine Law(link is external).
The boat ramp is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. There is a ramp access for people with disabilities. Fees are charged for all vessels launching at the state park beginning on Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day. Annual launch permits are available at the Belleplain State Forest office or at Corson’s Inlet when fees are being charged.
New Jersey Resident $12.00 per Launch.
Non-Resident $20.00 per Launch.
New Jersey Resident $60.00
Corson's Inlet provides excellent opportunities to catch bluefish, kingfish, striped bass and weakfish.
Mobile Sport Fishing Vehicle Permits grant the permit holder’s 4x4 vehicle access to drive on to the beaches at Corson’s Inlet State Park for the sole purpose of fishing.
Corson’s Inlet Sport Fishing Permit – Annual Pass – NJ Resident $50 / Non-NJ $75
Note: All permit purchases, online or through traditional methods, have an additional $5 transaction fee. This new online system will ensure faster permit processing, and added convenience for the surf fishing community.
Purchase your permit today: https://yourpassnow.com/ParkPass/nj
We look forward to better serving the surf fishing community with this new service.
Disabled Veteran permit applications must be mailed in or dropped off at the main office with the following documentation, please call the office for any questions:
A NJ State Park Service Special Use Permit is required for various types of short-duration, organized activities and/or events within a state park, forest and/or historic site. Examples of organized activities and/or special events include, but are not limited to press events, commercial photography and/or filming, corporate events, fundraisers, festivals, demonstrations, walkathons and races, concerts, Televised events and/or commercial use of or on State Park Service lands and/or waters.
To learn more about Special use Permits click here.
Access for Persons with Disabilities
The Corson's Inlet State Park recreational facilities are partially accessible to persons with disabilities. Please contact the park office for further information regarding disability access needs. 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)]
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)]
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!
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.
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.
Bay Ave, County Hwy 619
Ocean City, NJ 08226
c/o Belleplain State Forest
County Route 550 PO Box 450
Woodbine, NJ 08270
Gate Open daily sunrise to sunset.
Park Office N/A
Entrance Fee None