Visitor Center and Other Closures

  • Visitor Center and Other Closures

    • Prime Hook's visitor center remains closed until further notice.
    • The refuge trails and restrooms are open as usual. 
    • The Refuge's Friends Store is open on a limited basis - please call ahead.
    • All refuge programming and events have been postponed until further notice.


    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Office of Public Health and the US Public Health Service are closely monitoring the situation related to the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19). In accordance with CDC guidance and other federal, state, and local health authorities, facilities managers in national wildlife refuges continue to do everything they can to maintain high standards related to the health and wellness of staff and visitors.

  • Closure of Portions of Prime Hook Creek September 1, 2021 - March 15, 2022

    The easternmost three miles of Prime Hook Creek at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge will be closed from September 1, 2021, through March 15, 2022, for safety concerns due to waterfowl hunting of teal in September in the adjacent Prime Hook (State) Wildlife Area, hunting on federal and state areas during the three seasonal splits of the waterfowl season, and for other management purposes. The westernmost portion of the creek will be open year-round. Access for boats and canoes is from the boat ramps located behind Brumbley’s Family Park off of Route 1 near Waples Pond (Primitive Launch), and at Foords Landing in the refuge’s Headquarters Area. For more information, call the Refuge office at (302) 684- 8419.

    Prime Hook Canoe Trail Map 

  • Marsh and Water Monitoring Network

    Stay up to date with roadside water levels.

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