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Great Dismal Swamp Safari

One of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, the Great Dismal Swamp is anything but dismal. Despite its foreboding moniker, the Great Dismal Swamp is one of few remaining American wildernesses and is home to the black bear, bobcats, rare plants, snakes, and river otters. It is the largest intact remnant of a vast habitat that once covered more than one million acres of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Especially attractive to birders and nature lovers.

The Great Dismal Swamp boasts 200 species of birds, frogs, lizards, salamanders, yellow-bellied and spotted turtles. Despite its impressive size and age, the Great Dismal Swamp remains a mystery to most people. Its thick forests protect its wildlife and ward off intruders. But for those who venture in, the Dismal Swamp shelters a wealth of history and lore, flora, and fauna. The tour is led by a biologist specializing in the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation, and wildlife with this adventure that includes a stop at Lake Drummond.

Departs at 9:30am from the Suffolk Visitor Center, 524 North Main Street. This bus tour is approximately 3.5 hours. This tour involves walking. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended (flip-flops and other exposed footwear is not recommended). Snack and water provided.

Fee: $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military, and children 17 and younger. Not recommended for children under 8.

**To make reservations, call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130.**


Jul 27 2024


9:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Departs from Suffolk Visitor Center
524 N. Main Street, Suffolk VA 23434
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