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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge


  • 2591 Whitehall Neck Rd
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 653-6872
  • Fax: (302) 653-0684
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Property here was conveyed by Native Americans to Dutch settler Peter Bayard in 1679. It was then know as “Bompties Hoeck” – or “Little Tree Point.” In 1937 the federal government purchased 12,000 acres at this location as a refuge for native animal species, and shelter for migratory waterfowl. Since then the grounds have been expanded, and with the addition of walking trails and a Visitor Center, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the timelessness of abundant wildlife and wide-open spaces. Hours of Operation: Daily (Sunrise – Sunset)

  • Hours: Everyday of the year, sunrise to sunset.
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99 Kings Highway • Dover, DE 19901 • 1-866-284-7483
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