Bombay Hook National Wildlife RefugeVisitor Center2591 Whitehall Neck RoadSmyrna, DE 19977302-653-9345
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 offers visitors a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails (2 handicapped accessible), three observation towers, wildlife photography, hunting opportunities, a variety of nature and educational programs, and interpretative displays.
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BACK SECTION CLOSED – Wildlife Drive closed from north end of Shearness to Finis and Allee House. September 5 & 6, 2014 until 1:00pm. October 13, 15, and 17, 2014 all day. November 14, 15, and 19, 2014 all day. December 15 & 18, 2014 all day. January 23, 2015 all day.
FRONT SECTION CLOSED - Wildlife Drive closed from Visitor Center to Shearness parking lot. Enter the refuge from Dutch Neck Road on RT. 9 North. November 17 & 21, 2014 all day. December 17, 2014 all day.