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Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Dover

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The Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a 15,978 acres (64.66 km2) National Wildlife Refuge located along the eastern coast of Kent County, Delaware, United States, on Delaware Bay. It was established on March 16, 1937, as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory and wintering waterfowl along the Atlantic Flyway. The Refuge was purchased from local land owners with federal duck stamp funds.
Today, the refuge protects wildlife of all kinds, with emphasis on all migratory birds. The refuge also contains the Allee House, a pre-revolutionary war farmhouse on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a stop on Delaware's Coastal Heritage Greenway.

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  • Splendid day outing with something for everyone-handicap accessible boardwalks, observation towers - 3 flights , driving loops one way. Plenty of water fowl to spot! Bring bug spray for summer... 
    Splendid day outing with something for everyone-handicap accessible boardwalks, observation towers - 3 flights , driving loops one way. Plenty of water fowl to spot! Bring bug spray for summer...  more »
  • I had some extra time while visiting DE and decided to stop here. I am so glad I did. This refuge is amazing. The birds were everywhere! I stopped first at the visitor center and both the volunteer... 
    I had some extra time while visiting DE and decided to stop here. I am so glad I did. This refuge is amazing. The birds were everywhere! I stopped first at the visitor center and both the volunteer...  more »
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  • Birds, birds and more birds. Took a few hours to tour this park. Park has one main road that circles. Has a few walking paths and three observations towers (3 stories.) Happy to see Delaware is protecting wildlife. But, concern that their maintenance is not up to par: some large pot holes, one information sign partially destroyed, broken boardwalk, and one path that is blocked for pedestrians due to fallen tree(s.)
  • Beautiful refuge with plenty of wildlife to see . Auto and walking trail maps available at refuge headquarters. Great place to take your time and get some bird pictures. Most of freshwater areas frozen over but still lots to see.

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