Nansemond National Wildlife Refuge

Nansemond National Wildlife Refuge

Address:c/o Great Dismal Swamp NWR
PO Box 349
Suffolk, VA 23439

Phone:757-986-3705
Web: www.fws.gov/refuges/profiles/index.cfm?id=51581
Established: 1973.
Location:On the Nansemond River in Suffolk, 10 miles west of Portsmouth.
Special Features:A satellite refuge managed by Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.
Habitats: 207 acres of mostly salt marshland and an additional 204 acres of upland grassland and forested stream corridors (transferred from the US Navy in 1999).
Access: Closed to the public since access is limited to a roadway passing through closed military areas.
Wild life: Black ducks, mallards, canvasbacks, and wading, marsh, and shorebirds.

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