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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, VA

Fish and Wildlife Service

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

The Great Dismal Swamp NWR is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. It includes over 111,000-acres of forested wetlands, with Lake Drummond, a 3,100-acre lake, at its heart....[more]

Address

3100 Desert Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone:757-986-3705
Email:greatdismalswamp@fws.gov

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Directions

The refuge's trailheads are located along White Marsh Road- Route 642, in Suffolk, Virginia. From Interstate-664, take exit-13A toward Suffolk. Follow Route 58 West to the Downtown Suffolk exit. Follow Business 58 West to the first traffic light. Turn left onto Route 337- East Washington Street. Follow East Washington Street to the White Marsh Road intersection. Turn left onto White Marsh Road and follow to the Jericho Ditch(0.9 miles) and Washington Ditch (4.4 miles) entrances. The refuge office is located on Desert Road in Suffolk, Virginia. Follow White Marsh Road to the intersection of Desert Road. Turn left and follow Desert Road, approximately 1.6 miles. Refuge headquarters is on the left.

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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