Originally Posted by stovemonkey
Def have to check out island beach. Do they offer any other permits aside from a yearly permit to be on beach. Def down to get a line in at some point in fall. Did some light tackle tarpon fishing in fl this year but havent had time to get a line in the water.
Did you read what I posted?
ISLAND BEACH STATE PARK:
Dates of operation: From weekend of May 16 to first Sunday in October, buggy operation is limited to Gillikens and the area from A-7 south. The park is closed from midnight to 4 AM, but beach buggy permit tees will be permitted to stay in the park 24 hours per day providing that during this period they actively fish or park in a designated location.
Permit fee: Yearly fee is $195 for buggy and driver payable by cash, personal check, or credit card. 72-hour buggy permit is $50, which includes driver. The total number of 72-hour permits will be limited to 50 at any one time and may not be renewed for more than one consecutive 72-hour period. $50 yearly fee for statewide state park pass is good for unlimited walk-on.
Permit obtained from: Gatehouse.
Beach access points: Areas of buggy operation include the area from Gilliken's south to the inlet. No buggy operation is allowed north of Gilliken's although walk-on fishermen may fish this area through specified access points. There are three marked access points to the beach. Gilliken's, A-7, and A-23 for buggies.
Parking lots available at: Parking is limited to two lots and no parking is allowed along the side of the main road. Walk on beach access points south of bathhouses have parking spaces.
Special comments: NJBBA Ocean to bay nature trail at Forked River Interpretive Center. Location of NJBBA sponsored Governor's Cup tournament the first Sunday in October. Don't miss!