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  • Closure of Portions of Prime Hook Creek

    Updated August 30, 2016

    The easternmost four miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed from September 1, 2016, through March 15, 2017, 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 ramp located behind Brumbley’s Family Park off of Route 1 near Waples Pond. For more information, check out our canoe trail brochure or call the Refuge office at (302) 684-8419.

    Prime Hook Canoe Trail Map

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  • Closure of Eastern 1-mile of Fowler Beach Rd.

    Beginning Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Prime Hook NWR will temporarily close the eastern 1 mile section of Fowler Beach Road to all traffic, including foot traffic. The closure is due to the staging and movement of equipment necessary to restore the beach and marsh adjacent to Fowler Beach Road. Restoration work on the Unit II shoreline will begin on October 1, 2015.

  • Closure of Eastern Portion of Prime Hook Creek

    Updated March 16, 2015

    Effective immediately, the easternmost three miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is closed indefinitely for safety reasons due to low water levels. The westernmost four miles of the creek will remain open for use by anglers, wildlife observers, and nature photographers using boats, canoes, and kayaks.

    Access to Prime Hook Creek is from the boat ramps located near Route 1 at Brumbley’s Family Park, at the Prime Hook Wildlife Area on Little Neck Road, and at Foord's Landing in the Refuge's Headquarters Area. The boat ramp at the refuge office is closed; however, fishing by shore is still permitted along the Dike Trail.

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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016
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