Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center

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331 Georgia Tavern Road, Howell 07731
Daily: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Extended hours Memorial Day-Labor Day: Saturday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 

Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center
The Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center is dedicated to providing experiences of learning and discovery related to wetlands ecology and wildlife and habitat protection. Through interactive exhibits, multi-media presentations, educational activities for schools and community groups, and wildlife observation areas, visitors gain an understanding of the importance of water in our world.
Hands-on Learning
Designed to connect visitors with their natural world, the Environmental Center highlights the importance of water. One exhibit features fish found in the Reservoir outside. Another traces the journey of a raindrop as it travels through the watershed to the Manasquan River and, eventually, reaches the ocean. Some exhibits reveal what is not readily visible, such as nocturnal animals that call the Reservoir home. Another exhibit compares the effects of a town with unmanaged growth to one that has chosen to establish practices that protect the environment.
Call for Entries into the 2025 Photography Exhibit 
Calling all photographers! Don’t miss your opportunity to enter your photos in our 2025 exhibition. The exhibit will be on display from February 1-28, 2025.
Each photographer may enter one photo per category per season.
  • Entry Deadlines:
    • Winter: March 24, 2024
    • Spring: June 23, 2024
    • Summer: September 22, 2024
    • Fall: December 1, 2024
  • Theme: All the Small Things
  • Divisions: Youth or Adult
  • Categories: General & Wildlife
  • Entry Fee: $5.00 per photo for Adult Division; submissions free for Youth Division.
  • See additional information and entry form. (PDF)
  • For more information about the Manasquan Reservoir Exhibit, please email Paul Mandala at
Free Nature Programs   
Free nature programs are offered on most weekends. Please check back for updates or call 732-751-9453 for more information.





  • Garden State Parkway to Exit 98, Interstate 195 west. Proceed on I-195 west to Exit 28B, Rt. 9 north-Freehold. Stay in right lane when entering Rt. 9 north. At first traffic light, turn right onto Georgia Tavern Road. Follow Georgia Tavern Road for 0.3 mile. Continue straight for Environmental Center on right or turn right onto Windeler Rd. and continue 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center Reservoir Area on left.
  • State Hwy. 9 south from Freehold to Georgia Tavern Rd. Use Jughandle to turn left onto Georgia Tavern Rd. Proceed as above.