Get Involved with Island Beach State Park

Join the Friends of IBSP

The Friends of Island Beach State Park is an active support group for the park and we are always looking for new talent and fresh ideas. The group was started in 1996 to help in securing funding and to support the growth of interpretive programs at the park.   The Friends also work to enhance recreational  activities, special events, educational programs, and  encourage protection of the ecosystem. We help to make any visit to this unique, natural wonder of a state park an experience you will remember.

Members of the Friends, many of them park volunteers, also participate in many programs and  activities at the park. This includes the Island Beach State  Park Beach Plum Festival, Governor's Surf Fishing  Tournament, Becoming an Outdoor Woman, Surf Fishing  Program, Barnegat Bay Festival,  National Trails Day, Surf Fishing at the Beach,  Kayak  Tours, Nature Hikes, Interpretive Center Staff, and other  programs.

Joining the Friends of IBSP

Joining the Friends of IBSP is easy!  To apply, simply click the button below and fill out the form.  After your form is successfully completed, you may submit your yearly membership dues by check or through our online payment system.

Membership dues are $15 for an individual membership and $25 for a family membership.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us.

Apply for membership using the form below.

  • The Friends of Island Beach State Park allow you to pay for your membership either online or by check!

    If you wish to pay by check, please PRINT THIS FORM and mail your check to:

    Friends of Island Beach State Park, Inc.
    PO Box 406
    Seaside Park, NJ 08752

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