A group of school-age kids walking along a path in a dry environment

The refuge has over 40 miles of earthen road trails available for hiking as well as several elevated boardwalks. Please note that cell signal is limited around the refuge, so we advise familiarizing yourself with the trail map beforehand. October - May is the best time of year for hiking the refuge to avoid the onslaught of biting insects and excessive heat.

Related Documents
Trail Guide - Great Dismal Swamp- 2019 USFWS.pdf

Trail guide brochure to Great Dismal Swamp NWR with map, addresses, and additional information.