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  • Public Use Area at Refuge Headquarters to Close for Two Days Due to Deer Hunts

    The Public Use Area near the Refuge office at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed on Saturday, November 22, 2014, and Saturday, January 17, 2015, due to scheduled deer hunts.

  • Closure of Eastern Portion of Prime Hook Creek

    The easternmost three miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed from September 12, 2014, through March 15, 2015, for safety concerns due to hunting of teal in September in the adjacent Prime Hook (State) Wildlife Area, hunting on federal and state areas during the three seasonal splits of the waterfowl season, and for other management purposes.  The westernmost portion of the creek will be open year-round.  Access for boats and canoes is from the boat ramps located behind Brumbley’s Family Park off of Route 1 near Waples Pond and at Foords Landing in the refuge’s Headquarters Area.  For more information, call the Refuge office at (302) 684-8419.

  • Impacts from Hurricane Sandy

    On October 28 and 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy dealt a blow to many Atlantic coastal communities, including residents of Prime Hook, Del., and to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
    - The storm caused significant flooding in the Prime Hook Beach community.
    - It also significantly widened a breach in the dune line of Unit II of Prime Hook NWR.

    Learn more in our press release (pdf)

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2014
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