National Wildlife Refuge

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
5200 acres

Location

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
1 Wildlife Drive
Sanibel, FL 33957
United States
Phone: (239) 472-1100
26° 26' 42.648" N, 82° 6' 48.5784" W

J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, Florida and protects 5200 acres of undeveloped mangrove ecosystem. The refuge is named for Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, J. N. "Ding" Darling, who became a major voice in the conservation movement. He conceived of the Federal Duck Stamp program, which raises money for wetland conservation, and illustrated the first stamp. Darling was appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to be the U.S.

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
53000 acres

Location

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
16450 Northwest 31st Place
Chiefland, FL 32626
United States
Phone: (352) 493-0238
29° 22' 29.6652" N, 83° 2' 36.2868" W

Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge is located on the west coast of Florida in Dixie and Levy counties. The refuge protects one of the largest river delta systems in the United States and includes twenty miles of the Suwannee River estuary and twenty miles of coastline on the Gulf of Mexico.

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
11000 acres

Location

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge
24 Kimbles Beach Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
United States
Phone: (609) 463-0994
39° 6' 0.0108" N, 74° 52' 45.9876" W

Cape May National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Cape May Peninsula in Southern New Jersey. The refuge is comprised of three units: the Delaware Bay Division, the Great Cedar Swamp Division and the Two Mile Beach Unit.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
16251 acres

Location

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
2591 Whitehall Neck Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
United States
Phone: (302) 653-6872
39° 15' 31.7952" N, 75° 28' 55.2468" W

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located on the eastern coast of Kent County, Delaware. Most of the refuge is comprised of tidal marsh with some upland forest and freshwater. Also within the refuge is the Allee House, a pre-revolutionary war farmhouse that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
111000 acres

Location

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
3100 Desert Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States
Phone: (757) 986-3705
36° 44' 4.7508" N, 76° 12' 58.3128" W

Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The 3100-acre Lake Drummond is located within the swamp and is Virginia's largest natural lake. Boating and fishing are popular activities and there is a boat launch in the Feeder Ditch providing access to the lake.

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
5100 acres

Location

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge
1547 County Route 565
Sussex, NJ 07461
United States
Phone: (973) 702-7266
41° 12' 0.6444" N, 74° 33' 50.922" W

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge is located primarily in Sussex County, New Jersey and with portions in Orange County, New York. The refuge protects 9 miles of the Wallkill River and the surrounding lands in the Wallkill Valley. The habitat includes grassland and old fields, upland forest, forested wetlands and marshland.

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
3600 acres

Location

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Monsen Road
Concord, MA 01742
United States
Phone: (978) 443-4661
42° 28' 18.2892" N, 71° 19' 37.5744" W

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a 12-mile long river wetlands area located about 20 miles from Boston, Massachusetts. The refuge spans several towns from Billerica to Walyand. Approximately 85 percent of the refuge's area represents freshwater wetlands along the Concord and Sudbury Rivers.

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
47000 acres

Location

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
800 Great Creek Road
Oceanville, NJ 08231
United States
Phone: (609) 652-1665
39° 27' 54.4932" N, 74° 26' 52.5948" W

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is located in Southern New Jersey and protects critical habitat along the Atlantic Flyway migratory route. The refuge was the recipient of the New Jersey Governor's Eco-Tourism Award in 2002.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
27000 acres

Location

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, MD 21613
United States
Phone: (410) 228-2677
38° 26' 50.172" N, 76° 6' 21.8556" W

The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore in Dorchester County. It is a waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the important migration path called the Atlantic Flyway and consists of over freshwater and tidal wetlands, open fields, and forests. The wetlands of the Refuge are fed by the Blackwater River and the Little Blackwater River.

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Size: 
7768 acres

Location

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - Helen C. Fenske Center
32 Pleasant Plains Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
United States
Phone: (973) 425 0215
40° 43' 8.22" N, 74° 31' 37.1316" W

The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey across multiple municipalities, including Bernards Township, Bernardsville, Chatham, Harding Township, Long Hill, Madison, Mendham, Morris Township, and Morristown. It is close to New York City and is about 26 miles west of Manhattan's Times Square.