Law Enforcement

In the event of an emergency dial 9-1-1

Report a wildlife violation:

Report a refuge violation:

  • Great Dismal Swamp NWR Office: (757)-986-3705

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4 pm, closed Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays, or,

  • Federal Nationwide Hotline for Prohibited Activities on National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges ONLY): 1-844-NWR-TIPS (697-8477) or email, 24 hours a day. 

Nuisance or Problem Wildlife:

Great Dismal Swamp NWR does not rehabilitate, trap, or relocate wildlife. Releasing animals on the refuge is prohibited.
For help with these matters please contact Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources toll-free wildlife conflict helpline at 1-855-571-9003.

Sick, Injured, or Orphaned Wildlife

The refuge does not rehabilitate wildlife. Please contact your local licensed wildlife rehabilitator. View Virginia's list of licensed rehabilitators here.