Our Services

At this field station we offer the following public services:

  • America the Beautiful Parks Passes & Refuge Passes
    Annual, Senior, Senior Lifetime, Access, Military/Veteran, and Great Dismal Swamp Refuge-specific passes are available for purchase at the Refuge headquarters office.
  • Every Kid Outdoors 4th Grader Passes
    The Every Kid Outdoors (EKO) passes for 4th graders are available at the Refuge headquarters office at no cost. This pass gives free access to Federal lands and waters for 4th graders and their guests. Instructions for getting the pass can be found here.
  • Special Use Permits
    Some uncommon activities such as commercial filming, collecting plants, conducting research, or providing commercial tours requires a Special Use Permit. Please contact refuge staff at GreatDismalSwamp@fws.gov, or 757-986-3705 for instructions on obtaining a permit.
  • Recreation
    The refuge offers year-round opportunities for hiking, biking, boating, fishing, hunting, wildlife observation and photography.
  • Interpretation and Environmental Education
    Refuge staff are happy to assist in interpretation and educational programming. Contact us at our headquarters office for inquiries.