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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
+1 302-653-6872
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Take time to climb the observation towers

We spent much longer at the refuge that we expected because the views were so lovely. Most people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland
Try to go when the birds are most evident

We had a simply lovely afternoon here on a warm sunny late September afternoon. Unfortunately, we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
+1 302-653-6872
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent much longer at the refuge that we expected because the views were so lovely. Most people seem to drive the auto loop and never get out of their cars, which is a shame. The salt marsh boardwalk takes you right out into the...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a simply lovely afternoon here on a warm sunny late September afternoon. Unfortunately, we were between seasons for the best viewing of the birds. Nevertheless, we did see wonderful flocks of egrets, ducks, and other small waterfowl. We also saw a large Fox...More

Thank SlewpJB
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

So glad these places are kept pristine for the public. We saw a fox besides all the great birds. We saw someone with a power boat and wished we could go around on the water.

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I just retired and this was the closest place to where I live where I could buy a National Park Senior Pass (about 100 miles). Wow, what a find! This place is huge with lots of water birds and eagles even when it isn't migration...More

Thank JeanieBeanieD
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Was at the NWR at daybreak and was not disappointed. The birds were cooperating and were too busy with their lives to pay attention to the visitors. The wildlife Drive is 12 miles long and offers many differing viewpoints.

Thank chip56
Reviewed 21 August 2017

One of my favorite places to bird any time of the year. It is known for waterfowl and shorebirds. The nice roads loop around to see various habitat, small visitors center and some portipottys along the way.

Thank ChadKauffman
Reviewed 5 August 2017

This is a large bird sanctuary with many species of land and sea birds located right near Dover Air force Base. Passes are available for a small fee and you an spend as much time as you like (during business hours). Staff here is helpful...More

Thank WolfWings
Reviewed 24 July 2017

A lot of different types of Birds migrate here. They have a loop trail you can drive to see the different types of Birds. They also have other types of animals their. If you are into bird watching , this is an excellent place to...More

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

You don't need a reason to visit this gorgeous place, go for spending some healthy time. I did quite a bit research in advance just to confirm that what place might be suitable for birding. One can easily drive and hike and keep watching wildlife...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Perfect setup - 12 miles of gravel roads skirting several tidal pools, and you can stop at any point along the way to get a better look, and maybe take one of the short (1/4 mile or 1/2 mile) walks to an observatory tower. We...More

Thank Hick_from_CT
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