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Great Dismal Swamp
National Wildlife Refuge


3100 Desert Road
Suffolk, VA   23434
E-mail: greatdismalswamp@fws.gov
Phone Number: 757-986-3705
Visit the Refuge's Web Site:
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/great_dismal_swamp/
Lake Drummond
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  Wildlife and Habitat

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The Great Dismal Swamp NWR is located not only between two states, but also between two eco-regions, allowing for a wide range of plant and animal species. Cypress, black gum, maple, Atlantic white cedar, and pine are the predominant tree species found on the refuge and support the wildlife within. Many mammal species, including black bear, bobcat, otter, and weasel along with over 70 species of reptiles and amphibians call the swamp home. More than 200 bird species can be seen at the swamp throughout the year, while 96 of those are known to nest on the refuge.


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