Conditions, Closures & Openings

  • Administrative Office Closure

    Administrative Offices will be closed Wednesday December 5, 2018 to mark the passing of President George H.W. Bush.

  • Public Use Area Closed Saturday, November 17, 2018

     The public use area of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which includes the Visitor Contact Station, will be closed all day on Saturday, November 17, 2018, due to deer hunting. Only permitted hunters will have access to the Headquarters Area. Please plan your visit accordingly. For more information, call the Refuge office at (302) 684-8419.

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  • Fowler Beach to Re-Open

    The portions of the Fowler Beach area of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge that have been closed since March 8th for the benefit of federally and state protected beach-nesting and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns and other species will re-open on Saturday September 1, 2018 for full use by wildlife dependent visitors.  

    The refuge had another extremely successful season fledging twenty nine federally threatened piping plovers and several least terns which are State protected.

    ****Please remember that all dogs must be leashed****

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  • Closure of Portions of Prime Hook Creek


    The easternmost four miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed from September 1, 2018, through March 17, 2019, 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 2018-19

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  • Marsh and Water Monitoring Network

    Stay up to date with roadside water levels.

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