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 of Refuge Closed (Bear Swamp and Finis)
December 14, and 17, 2015. December 19, 2015 until 1:00 pm for Young Waterfowler Hunt.
January 11, 2016 all day for Wheelin' Sportsman Waterfowl Hunt.
January 22, 2016.
Front Section of the Refuge Closed (Headquarters and Raymond)
December 16, 2015.