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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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  • 2591 Whitehall Neck Rd
  • Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Phone: (302) 653-6872
  • Fax: (302) 653-0684
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Stretching eight miles along Delaware Bay and covering 16,251 acres, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge provides habitat for wildlife. Four-fifths of the refuge is tidal salt marsh with a mix of cordgrass meadows, mud flats, tidal pools, rivers, creeks, and tidal streams. The upland area includes forests, freshwater impoundments, brushy and timbered swamps, and fields of herbaceous plants.This diversity of habitats is reflected in the diversity of animal life. The refuge is managed for large numbers of waterfowl arriving in the fall, for migrating songbirds and shorebirds in the spring, and provides habitat for tall wading birds in the summer. Deer, red foxes, and beavers are found on the refuge, as well as many species of turtles, insects, non-poisonous snakes, frogs, and salamanders.

General
  • Hours: Everyday of the year, sunrise to sunset.
  • Hours: Visitor Center Open Monday through Friday, all year from 8:00am-4:00pm. Visitor Center open Saturday and Sunday spring (March-June) and fall (September-November) from 9:00am-5:00pm. Closed federal holidays. Occasional closures for weather and partial closures for 14 hunting days.
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