Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Found in Central Delaware, positioned along the Delaware Bay and totaling 16,251 acres, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is the perfect location for a person of the outdoors. You can walk one of the five hiking trails, take beautiful wildlife photography, or even drive the 12 miles that runs through the refuge. 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)


2591 Whitehall Neck Road Smyrna, DE 19977

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  • Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Temp Outdoor Self Guided Tours

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