Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk

3.8
#19 of 28 in Wildlife in Virginia
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  • July 10, 2017
    Great Dismal Swamp is such a beautiful place to spend kayaking and exploring nature!We were able to see lots of wildlife during our outing!  more »
  • May 12, 2017
    Great views. Rangers were fun and knowledgeable. We will be back to ride rental bikes when it isn't raining  more »
  • December 10, 2016
    We visited the Dismal Swamp on both the VA and NC sides. Visiting the VA side, we drove out to Lake Drummond. It was truly dismal. There are several other entrances, I wish we'd tried another area to ...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    Stepped out of my Jeep and was immediately surrounded by a thick cloud of horseflies and mosquitoes all trying to get some of my blood and flesh. Got back in the Jeep within 5 seconds. I'm sure there's some nice things to see, but the only pleasant site of this place was the bug swarm in my rear view mirror getting choked by the dust from my tires. Dismal indeed.
  • April 10, 2017
    Lots of trails. Not crowded on a perfect Spring weekend day. Lots of wildlife to see.
  • June 1, 2017
    So peaceful here. Great place to relax and take in nature.
  • April 7, 2017
    A nice and scenic simple walk/hike. The paths are well maintained and provided excellent views of the Dismal Swamp and eventually Lake Drummond
  • November 21, 2016
    Neat place to walk and enjoy nature. They've put public restrooms in place which are a great improvement over the port-A-potties. The walk is kept very clean. You can get close to the waterway. They've installed areas where kayaks can be launched.

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