Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Site Pass

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge protects one of the largest remaining expanses of tidal salt marsh in the mid-Atlantic region. The refuge, located along the coast of the Delaware Bay, is mostly brackish marsh, but also includes freshwater impoundments and upland habitats.  

Bombay Hook was established in 1937 as a link in the chain of refuges extending from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. It is primarily a refuge and breeding ground for migrating birds and other wildlife. The value and importance of Bombay Hook for migratory bird protection and conservation has increased through the years, primarily due to the management of the refuge and the loss of high-quality habitat along the Atlantic Flyway.  

Day passes provide access to refuge trails and the auto tour route.  

• The $2 pass is per person if they choose to walk or bicycle into the refuge after parking at the Visitor Center.  

• The $4 pass covers the vehicle and up to 4 occupants. 

• The $12 pass is a Bombay Hook specific annual pass. It covers the pass holder and up to 3 guests in the same vehicle.  

• Children under the age of 16 are free and are not included in the number of people per pass.  

All visitors to Bombay Hook Refuge are required to pay an entry fee. Please be prepared to show your printed pass or a digital pass on your mobile device if requested by refuge staff.

Print out or download the pass on your mobile device in advance of your visit. Connectivity may be limited, and the pass must be available to show at all times when visiting Bombay Hook Refuge.

Visitors may trade a paper annual pass for a wallet card at the visitor center.

Passes are non-transferrable, non-refundable, not replaceable if lost or stolen, and are void if altered or reproduced.

Refuge lands are open and accessible from 1/2 hour before sunrise until 1/2 hour after sunset.

Refuge lands are subject to closure occasionally for management activities and scheduled hunts. As hunt dates are set, they will be published on the refuge website and Facebook page.