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 Purify. Provide. Protect.

Get Out and Enjoy Delaware Wetlands!  


Red-spotted Newt

Bittern looking for prey

American Bittern

State Wildlife Area Map

Get out and explore! This map shows you the best wetlands and other habitats in the state to spot wildlife. 

Visit public lands where you can observe wetland habitats, plants, and wildlife. Get the family involved while you try bird watching, nature exploration and hunting or fishing!


Delaware State Parks

Experience our history, our beaches, our freshwater ponds and our scenic views.  Find all the information you need to plan a day hike through a wetland habitat, a weekend get-a-way to our beachs, or rent a canoe to explore our waterways!

Planning a hike? Don't forget to print your State Forest Map!


DNREC's DuPont Nature Center

Learn about horseshoe crabs and enjoy one of the best viewing areas for spawning! 

 State Wildlife Map
Bombay Hook - photo by Anthony Jackson

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Get out and visit one of the best existing wetland habitat areas along the entire Atlantic coast!  Be sure to bring your binoculars and camera as this refuge is home to almost 300 different species of migratory birds.  Keep an eye out for nesting bald eagles and migrating peregrine falcons!

DNREC's Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve

Get involved!  Come out and volunteer with the Reserve.  Do you like gardening?  Help out with their gardening projects!  Enjoy birdwatching?  Be a volunteer Bluebird Box Monitor!  The Reserve also offers a variety of free public programs ranging from boat and canoe trips to workshops, seminars, and habitat hikes to foster a personal connection with our coastal and estuarine areas leading to resource conservation.

DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge  

Learn all about Delaware's native wildlife and plants with exciting indoor and outdoor activities!


  Birds in flight at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge    
Destinations for paddling, hiking, biking, camping, and wildlife watching. 
Connects residents and travelers with outdoor places and activities in the First State. In this way, we hope to increase awareness, appreciation and, ultimately, environmental stewardship for the Delaware Estuary and similar river-to-sea watersheds.




Volunteer Opportunities

Enjoy outdoor Delaware for Free! Get the family together and spend some time volunteering with one of our Conservation Partners!

Planting a Tree

Planting a Tree

Planting a Tree

Planting trees is just one of the many ways your family can get out and enjoy Delaware's Wetlands.


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