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Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival

Great Dismal Swamp is hosting a Birding Festival on April 25, 2020 featuring guided bird walks and family activities. More info coming soon!

Important to Know!

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Follow the link to see what birds are seen where as soon as anyone post to eBird! Photocredit:USFWS/MJohnson

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For the Most Current Emergency Trail Notices...

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Please go to our refuge facebook page! Damp and windy weather can bring down a tree and block a road without notice this time of year. And then there are habitat management and construction projects that may require brief temporary trail closings. The most current information is always available on the refuge facebook page.

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Trail Updates

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With a week of dry weather upon us, the Lake Drummond Wildlife Drive, via the Railroad Ditch Trailhead, will be closed January 28th through January 30th for much needed road maintenance. The entrance will be open on Friday January 31st.With a week of dry weather upon us, the Lake Drummond Wildlife Drive, via the Railroad Ditch Trailhead, will be closed January 28th through January 30th for much needed road maintenance. The entrance will be open on Friday January 31st.

Hunt Program Registration

Refuge Hunt Program Details

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The refuge offers public hunting opportunities for white tail deer and American black bear. Registration for both hunts begins July 1, 2019. Follow link for more details.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS