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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk

3.8
#21 of 31 in Wildlife in Virginia
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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Suffolk. Make Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge a part of your Suffolk vacation plans using our Suffolk vacation trip planner.
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  • 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 »
  • Great views. Rangers were fun and knowledgeable. We will be back to ride rental bikes when it isn't raining  more »
  • 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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  • 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.
  • Lots of trails. Not crowded on a perfect Spring weekend day. Lots of wildlife to see.
  • So peaceful here. Great place to relax and take in nature.
  • A nice and scenic simple walk/hike. The paths are well maintained and provided excellent views of the Dismal Swamp and eventually Lake Drummond
  • 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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