Mark your calendars! The annual Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival will take place on April 20, 21, 22, 2017. There will be guided bird walks and bus tours, beginning birding classes, workshops, family activities, and more!
The full schedule of events and registration details will be posted here by March 7, 2017.
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Follow the link to see what birds are seen where as soon as anyone post to eBird!eBird Tracker
About the NWRS
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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Trail Notices ,etc.
New access fee goes into effect for the Railroad Ditch entrance to the Lake Drummond Wildlife Drive and for boaters on Lake Drummond. For more details...
The Portsmouth Ditch entrance is closed to visitors beginning at the Big Entry Bridge until next spring.
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--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...
The Dismal Swamp Canal, the Feeder Ditch, and the Lake Drummond Reservation are closed until further notice due to damage from the flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. The spillway and surrounding area are managed by the Norfolk office of the US Army Corps of Engineers but updates are posted at the following link to the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center.Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center
A Hydrology based study to aid in future management of the refuge natural resources.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: Feb 27, 2017