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.