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  • Closure of Unit I to Regular Deer and Upland Game Hunting

    Beginning Monday October 19, 2015, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closing Unit I, between Fowler Beach Road and Slaughter Beach Road, to all hunting for the remainder of the 2015/16 season, due to construction activities associated with beach and dune restoration work. For more information, call the Refuge office at (302) 684-8419.

  • Marsh and Water Monitoring Network

    Stay up to date with roadside water levels.

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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, beginning Wednesday September 9th 2015. 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.

    Click here to learn more (pdf)


  • 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: Oct 20, 2015
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