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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

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11978 Turkle Pond Rd, Milton, DE
+1 302-684-8419
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Helpful visitor center with maps showing trails and a road route.

My main goal was Photography, but wildlife was scarce. I took one short walk out to a marshy area... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Kensington, Maryland
via mobile
Prime Hook wildlife refuge

Lots of trails for nature lovers. The main office has displays of the wildlife found there. Two... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
John H
via mobile
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11978 Turkle Pond Rd, Milton, DE
+1 302-684-8419
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My main goal was Photography, but wildlife was scarce. I took one short walk out to a marshy area (1/2 mile). It provided a nice view and there were patches of ice which made for interesting pictures. We drove to Broadkill Beach, but did not...More

Thank photobug429
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Lots of trails for nature lovers. The main office has displays of the wildlife found there. Two large ponds for fishing or kayaking with plenty of views.

Thank John H
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to explore, lots of ponds and trails to follow. Be sure to look up often while on trails, lots of spider webs.

Thank Igypsy
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A nature preserve and a person refuge. It is beautiful in it's simple beauty. The are areas to boat ( kayak, canoe ) and woods to walk.

Thank vjv49
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Wished we had a boat. Very nice area for walking and enjoying the ponds. No birds or wildlife around but a tranquil lovely spot

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Another great spot avail in DE for nature lovers and birders. there are so many things to see and check out in Prime Hook.

Thank ChadKauffman
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Drove through the Refuge and stopped to purchase lifetime passes to all the parks before the rates increase August 28th. Easy, quick and efficient process. So glad we stopped.

Thank Mary Lou A
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Friendly and helpful staff at the office/visitors' center, and a very nice gift shop with a variety of conservation/preservation information and memorabilia. You can buy cold drinks, snack bars, park caps or just donate to the Park. This is an outdoor attraction so bring lots...More

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Around 110 miles from Philadelphia, Prime Hook certainly is one of the top places in the East. I wasn't prepared for the storm of flies and mosquitoes, other than trip was a win. Watched a good number of shore birds - black Skimmer, little tern,...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Nearly 12,000 Acres of Wildlife Managed & Operated by the United States Department of Interior. From the walking trails, bird watching, educational center, programs open to the public and Hunting it is all here.

Thank 572lynn
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Response from Julder | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. It's so small that I would imagine if there are 2 of you, 1 could stand outside on deck with dog...