Trip Planner:   USA  /  Delaware  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware

(75+ reviews on the web)
Wildlife Area
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located in Delaware. Make Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge part of your personalized Dover itinerary using our Dover family vacation planner.
Create a full Dover itinerary

(Dover is the nearest city to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge)

map

Plan your trip to Delaware

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Delaware by other users

2 days in Delaware BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Delaware BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Delaware BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Delaware BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Delaware BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Delaware BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Wilmington & Philadelphia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Delaware BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Lewes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Middletown BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Wilmington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a wonderful spot for nature lovers, especially birds that live along coastal regions. There is a 12 mile driving tour through the refuge, with a number of stops along the way with short trails...  more »
  • This is my third trip to Bombay Hook and this was by far my best photography trip to date. The property is easy to navigate with unlimited birdwatching / photography opportunities. I'm already plannin...  more »
  • This is one of the important birding spots on the east coast. In February, it mainly hosts waterfowl, of which we saw plenty. Snow Geese, Pintails, Coots, Canada Geese, and many more, were easily view...  more »
Google
  • This is a great park to do some light sightseeing. The entire road trail is about 12 miles long in a one way route which you can simply drive from point to point where there are several stops along the way you can get out and have a short hike up to some specified point or lookout, or you can park at the entrance and ride a bike through and do the same. The entrance fees are very cheap, $4 for a single car, or $2 if you are biking in (for your entire group). While you will mainly see birds of all sorts, varying by the season, you can also see deer everywhere or even foxes. During the short hikes or even along the driving path many foxes popped up around and seemed to be comfortable with humans about, but would never get too close. The lookout towers offer a unique experience to go above everything and understand the scale of this refuge and we will definitely return many times more in the future.
  • One of the premier stops to see migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Beautiful at any time of year, with something to see in every season. One of my favorite birding spots.
  • Very nice place to drive around and see the wildlife and scenery. Best to go when the bugs aren't swarming or else your stuck in your car. We couldn't get to any of the towers without getting bit up, it's expected this time of year. Definitely will go back in the fall.
  • Bombay Hook has both an auto route and walking paths to observe rare and common migratory birds on the Atlantic Flyway. The visitor center near the entrance often has programs, so check the website or stop in to see what is going on. They also have binoculars and bird guides for you to check out if you don't have your own (or forgot them).
  • Beautiful place to be surrounded by nature. I love the peaceful road that curves between two swamp areas. If you stop, there are tons of birds, crabs and even wild rabbits to be seen!