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Important to Know

Our Hours- the Basics...

boardwalk trail

Open everyday. Gates: --Washington Ditch and Jericho Ditch open sunrise to sunset --Railroad Ditch (Wildlife Drive) April 1-Sept 30:7a-6p Oct 1-Mar 31:7:30a-4p

Know Before You Go...


For the Most Current Trail Notices...


Please go to our refuge facebook page! Summer is busy in the Great Dismal Swamp. There are many habitat management projects taking place or falling trees that may require brief temporary trail closings. The most current information is always available on the refuge facebook page.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Last Updated: Aug 23, 2016
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