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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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Fall Bird Migration

For a very cheap price, you and a car load of your friends can venture into the Bombay Hook... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Abington, Pennsylvania
Great second visit!

We enjoyed a visit to Bombay Hook NWR on parts of three days earlier this week. Obviously overcast... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
State College, Pennsylvania
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2591 Whitehall Neck Road, Smyrna, De, DE 19977
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a very cheap price, you and a car load of your friends can venture into the Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge to observe the animals hanging out on the marshes. We saw countless migrating shore birds, ducks, falcons, herons, geese. We enjoyed the fall colors...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We enjoyed a visit to Bombay Hook NWR on parts of three days earlier this week. Obviously overcast conditions made for better picture taking then full or partial sun. Mosquito repellent was a must even when in the vehicle as rolling down windows for picture...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wegoustay
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I love going here. Great trails and a wonderful place to see a huge variety of Delaware Native birds. Perfect spot for any photographer! They continue to add trails to this fantastic spot. 12 mile auto tour or Bike ride!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank carriew5500
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The day we went to Bombay Hook, it could have been called the Mosquito Farm. But in all fairness, that is a seasonal thing. We just chose a Hot and Humid day to go through an area that has marsh area. What is nice is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rseufert
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Whether you want to go and enjoy beautiful boardwalks, beautiful birds, or just the joys of seeing spectacular landscapes, then you will not want to miss this place! Great egrets, blue herons, sandpipers, Canada geese, fiddler crabs, osprey...there are so many birds coming and going...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is a place that I discovered maybe three yeas ago and since have been there about 20 times. Each time I go, it is a new adventure. It is very well maintained. It is a National Wildlife Refuge, not a national park. I have...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Spectacular views of large marshlands are the centerpiece of this NWR. Great place to do some bird watching as well. Visited on a rainy day which added to the stark beauty. Only cautionary note is that you should being potent mosquito repellent if you intend...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DMBalt
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the more equipped locations. We visited today as part of the Blue Goose Passport Program. It’s a good think we had our book because the gift shop was closed! This is a pet peeve of mine s d the sane thing...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank tandhgoraj
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

In our family quest to visit national parks and take the junior Ranger oath as many times as possible, we found ourselves here... They do have a junior Ranger program. When you call them and ask them they tell you that. But they fail to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Charlotte W
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Different birds are here different times of year.be warned during the summer large amount of flies are present long sleeves and pants are a good idea if you are going to venture out of your car. Fun being able to see so much wildlife so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Grayhare
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16 July 2015|
Response from tandhgoraj | Reviewed this property |
Saturday hours are 9-5. If you are going fir the Bluegoose Passport, make sure you ha e one before you go, the gift shop was closed today when we went.