Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located on the western shore of Delaware Bay, approximately 22 miles
southeast of Dover, Delaware, and 64 miles southeast of Wilmington, Delaware. Just north of the beach resort towns
of Lewes, and Rehoboth Beach.
To Prime Hook from Norfolk, VA and Southern Delmarva
Take US 13 north from Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Continue north into Delaware on US 13 or 113
(Pokomoke, MD) to Delaware Route 16. Take Delaware Route 16 east to Delaware Route 1 east of Milton,
Stay on Route 16 going east toward Broadkill Beach. At 1.1 miles east of Delaware Route 1 turn left
onto Turkle Pond Road (refuge sign posted). Follow Turkle Pond Road, 1.6 mi to office/visitor center.
To Prime Hook from Washington, Baltimore Area
From BWI - take I 97 South to US 50. Take US 50 east the to Bay Bridge. After crossing the Bay Bridge
continue east on Route 50 to MD 404 (Delaware Beaches/Rehoboth Beach). Take 404 east to State Route 16
(Maryland Rt. 16) east of Denton, MD. Follow Route 16 east to Delaware then Delaware Route 16 east to
State Route 1 east of Milton, DE (crossing USA 13 & 113) to Delaware Route 1. Continue on Route 16 east
toward Broadkill Beach 1.1 mile east of Route1(see above) turn left onto Turkle Pond Road. (Refuge sign posted).
Follow Turkle Pond Road, 1.6 mi to office/visitor center.
To Prime Hook from New Jersey, Philadelphia Area
Follow I-95 south to Delaware 1. Follow Delaware 1 south to Dover Air Force Base. At end of expressway
continue south on Route 1 to Milford (+ 15 mi). At Milford Take Route 1 south (Rehoboth Beach). Approximately 15 mi
south of Milford the first traffic light is the intersection of Route 1 and Route 16 (refuge sign posted).
Turn left on State Route 16. Follow Route 16 east to toward Broadkill Beach. At 1.1 miles down the road turn
left onto Turkle Pond Road. Follow Turkle Pond Road, 1.6 mi to office/visitor center.
Accessing a computer program for directions
The address to use for the destination is:
11978 Turkle Pond Road
Milton, DE 19968
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