Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge


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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Address:3100 Desert Rd
Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone:757-986-3705
Fax:757-986-2353
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/greatdismalswamp/
Established: 1974.
Location:In southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.
Facilities:Trails (100+ miles), boardwalk, viewing sites, boat ramp, auto tour route.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, hunting, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge is home to one of the most concentrated black bear populations on the east coast and the nation's largest remaining stand of Atlantic white cedar.
Habitats: 111,000 acres of forested wetland, with the 3,100-acre Lake Drummond located in the heart of the swamp.
Access: Open from dawn to dusk.
Wild life: Warblers, wood ducks, barred owls, pileated woodpeckers, robins, blackbirds, black bear, bobcat, foxes, and white-tailed deer.

See other parks in Virginia.
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But Mary Keith Garrett, a volunteer with the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, says carbon dating shows the lake to be considerably younger than the swamp.
the planting of 280,000 Atlantic white cedar, cypress, oak, and tupelo to reforest a 1,800-acre tract in Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
What remains is now found almost entirely within the borders of Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, formed in 1974 after Union Camp Corporation donated 49,100 acres to The Nature Conservancy.