Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

11978 Turkle Pond Rd.
Milton, DE 19968- Map It
(302) 684-8419

AAA Editor Notes

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is 8 mi. n. via SR 1, then 1 mi. e. on Broadkill Beach Rd. (SR 16). Black and wood ducks, mallards, pintails and shorebirds such as red knots and ruddy turnstones congregate spring and fall at this 10,000-acre marsh habitat primarily for migratory birds. Indigenous mammals include red and gray foxes, white-tailed deer and the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel. A half-mile boardwalk and more than 7 miles of canoe trails are available. Note: At press time, much of the refuge was closed for an extensive beach and dune restoration project that's scheduled for completion in May 2016. Phone ahead for updates. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Refuge open daily 30 minutes before dawn to 30 minutes after dusk. Refuge headquarters Mon.-Fri. 7:30-4. Visitor center Sat.-Sun. 10-4, Apr.-Nov. Closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.