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John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA (map)

    39.891587 -75.257122





    The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is administered by the Department of Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is located in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, about 1 mile from the Philadelphia International Airport.  The refuge was established by an act of Congress in 1972 to protect the last 200 acres of freshwater tidal marsh in Pennsylvania.  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, 80 of which nest here.  Fox, deer, muskrat, turtles, fish, frogs and a wide variety of wildflowers and plants call the refuge "home".

    John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.   The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and its habitat. It represents the most comprehensive wildlife management program in the world.




    The main entrance to the Refuge at 86th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard in Southwest Philadelphia provides access to the Visitor Center, foot trails, fishing, and wildlife observation platform. There is an additional parking area located at west end of the Refuge, just north of I-95 on Route 420 which provides hiking and fishing access.

    There are approximately 10 miles of trails at the refuge. Bicycling is allowed on the main trails but prohibited on some of the woodland foot trails and on the boardwalk on the north end of the impoundment. Click here for refuge map.

    Public Transportation
    SEPTA's Route 37 and 108 buses both stop at 84th St. and Lindbergh Blvd.

    SEPTA's Regional Rail Line has a stop at the Eastwick Station. This is several blocks southeast of the Refuge's Main Entrance at 86th St. and Lindbergh Blvd. (Just two stops up from Amtrack 30th street station on R1 yellow line towards airport or one stop down from airport for folks with time in between flights).

    From the South (Traveling Northbound) on I-95
    - Traveling on I-95 North, take Exit 10 (on to Rt. 291)
    - At the first light, turn left onto Bartram Ave. 
    - At the fifth light, turn left onto 84th St. 
    - At the second light, turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd.*

    From the North (Traveling Southbound) on I-95
    -Traveling on I-95 South, take Exit 14 (Bartram Ave.)
    - At the 5th light turn right onto 84th Street
    -At the second light make a left onto Lindbergh Blvd .*

    From City Line, 30th Street, University City Area of Philadelphia
    -Traveling on I-76 East, stay in left lane after passing the 28th Street Exit  
    and follow signs for Rte.291 West
    - At the light, turn right onto Rte.291 West and go over the Platt Bridge 
    Stay in the left lane as you come off the bridge-DO NOT go on to I-95 South
    After nearing end of exit bear right onto Island Avenue-At the first traffic light turn left onto Bartram Avenue
    Go to the first traffic light and turn right onto 84th Street
    Go to the second traffic light and turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd.*

    From the Blue Route (I-476)
    -Traveling on I-476 South, stay in the left lane, and follow signs for I-95 North 
    - Get off Exit 10 of I-95. 
    - At the first light, turn left onto Bartram Ave. 
    - At the 5th light, turn left onto 84th St. 
    - At the second light, turn left onto Lindbergh Blvd. *

    * In each case follow Lindbergh Blvd. to first stop sign-refuge entrance on right



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  • Tramel

    I think I can make this as well.. I'm looking forward to this one

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • Mekel**

    Sounds awesome! Will try to make it, will update closer to the date :)

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a good meet-up and I hope to join this group for the 1st time. I will confirm as we closer to the proposed date!

    July 15, 2013

  • Joshua

    Might be able to make this as well. Will update as date gets closer.

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think I can make this...

    1 · June 27, 2013


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