Tucked away near the town of Milton, the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a gorgeous natural attraction in the Rehoboth Beach area that deserves a spot on your “must-see” list of things to do in Rehoboth Beach. Read on down below to learn more about the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

See the Wildlife of Delaware’s Beaches Firsthand

In Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, visitors come for the breathtaking beauty of the great outdoors. Oftentimes, they capture the stunning panorama that the park has to offer through their camera lens. However, many more visitors still like to either take to the road on a scenic drive through the four state roads that pass through the refuge, or take to the six miles of walking trails that run through the park.

Other recreational activities that visitors enjoy in the park include fishing, crabbing, and hunting. Visitors looking for a taste of the hunting action can try their hand at taking down webless migratory birds, waterfowl, upland game, and deer according to regulations on the state and federal levels.

The ample fishing in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge includes species such as crappie, pickerel, white perch, and largemouth bass. Fleetwood Pond has a fishing pier that can accommodate visitors with disabilities, and sections of the refuge are open to both saltwater and freshwater fishing.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is open from daily all year long, with park hours operating from a half-hour before sunrise until a half-hour after sunset. Additionally, the visitor center—which has videos and displays educating the public on the natural habitat and wildlife that reside within the refuge—is open from 9:00am until 4:00pm daily, on a year-round basis. There is also a gift shop for those wishing to remember their time in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge with a souvenir that also supports park operations.

When you visit Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, it’s extremely helpful to bring water and bug spray—especially during the warmer months of the year. Poison ivy, deer flies, and ticks are potential hazards in the park, so keep an eye out.

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(Image by U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Northeast Region [CC BY 2.0 ( or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

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