VA - Suffolk (VA-32) - Great Dismal Swamp NWR


Large day use facility that offers a unique visitor opportunity. This is a wildlife refuge, and most people don't know what to expect. Drop in at the Refuge Headquarters and check out a "loaner backpack." It contains two pairs of binoculars, species lists, field guide, magnifying glass and many more items that will help you understand and enjoy the sites and sounds of this swamp. It's free, and turns a curiosity stop into a nice little adventure.

No camping is allowed. There are several hiking trails, canoe routes, and places to set up and spend part of your visit doing the shutterbug experience. Like most of the wildlife refuges, you are pretty much expected to create your own experience. Enjoy!

3100 Desert Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434. Phone: (757) 986-3705