Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk

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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Suffolk. For Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and beyond, use our Suffolk trip planner to get the most from your Suffolk vacation.
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  • I joined tour guide, Penny Lazauskas, from Nature's Caliing in kayaking the Dismal Swamp. She is a biologist and is an expert in this area. I had never kayaked before and she was extremely patient wit...  more »
  • We go there frequently, its refreshing to be surrounded by nature while living in a zoo like Hampton Roads. No traffic, no cell phones, no crowds and all the animals are NOT friendly. Hike to the lake...  more »
  • 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 »
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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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