A view of the wetlands from the boardwalk. Photo Credit: Caitlin Conrad

Have you ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes at the park?

Would you like to hear more about what type of research happens on site?

Have you ever wanted a chance to walk out onto those famous boardwalks?

Are you interested in hearing how we manage our wetlands and how you can get involved?

Join us for a guided tour!

Tours of the park are offered year round for a small donation, with regular, bi-weekly tours running May-September.

For  information on pricing, what is included, and how to join one of our bi-weekly tours or schedule your own private experience, please navigate to our Tours page.

*Please note: Groups larger than 10 are required to fill out the reservation form found on the Tours page. Since research sampling occurs regularly on site, ORWRP staff must evaluate whether the site can accommodate a large group on a given date. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Heffner Wetland Research and Education building classroom. This space holds up to 65 guests and has video conferencing capabilities.


Searching for a room with a beautiful view for your next meeting or conference?

Looking for a quiet building with opportunities for outdoor exploration?

Book a room with us!

The Heffner Wetlands Research and Education has two wonderful meeting spaces to choose from. Check out the Room Rentals page to see available rooms, pricing, maximum capacity, and available amenities.

*Please note: Availability of rooms is limited from August-April due to scheduled courses and field labs. Please reach out to us as soon as possible to express your interest in holding a meeting or event with us. We are happy to work to find a time and space that meets your needs!