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Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge


The Great Dismal Swamp, located in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina has long been recognized as a mysterious place and a place in which people have easily lost their way. During slavery, many African Americans used the Great Dismal Swamp as a means to find their freedom. Because of this, in 2003, the Great Dismal Swamp became the first National Wildlife Refuge to be officially designated as a link in the "Underground Railroad Network to Freedom".


General Amenities
  • Free Parking:
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Motorcoach Parking:
  • Virginia Green:
Sports & Rec Amenities
  • Nature Trails:
  • Parking:
    • Adequate
  • Walking/Running Trail: