Despite its foreboding moniker, the Great Dismal Swamp is one of few remaining American wildernesses and is home to black bear, bobcats, river otters, rattlesnakes and many rare plants. 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.
One of Suffolk’s most popular attractions, narrated Swamp Safaris fill up quickly. The four-hour tour is led by a biologist specializing is the unique habitat of the Great Dismal. Learn about the history, lore, vegetation and wildlife with this adventure that includes a brief walk to Lake Drummond. Sunscreen, insect repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended. This tour is not recommended for very small children. Reservations are required and cancellations are expected no less than 48 hours prior to scheduled tour. Call the Suffolk Visitor Center at 757.514.4130 to reserve your spot.
Admission Fee: $10 adults; $8 seniors (60+), military and children (ages 3-12)
Last Updated: 6/20/2014 4:38 PM