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Nanticoke Wildlife Area

38°35'57.04"N  75°40'48.51"W

Matts Road and Ellis Mill Road
Seaford, DE 19973

Phone: (302) 875-2157
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Nanicoke Wildlife Area consists of three large land tracts totaling more than 4,400 acres of wilderness near Seaford and the Broad Creek. It's southern section features a long multi-use trail, much of which forms a loop or track.

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During your visit, be sure to check out the monument dedicated to Captain John Smith, located at Phillips Landing. It commemorates the arrival of colonists to the Chesapeake Bay and Broad Creek in 1608.

Before your arrival, we recommend you consult the current schedule of hunting seasons. Or, if you're ever in doubt, simply wear hunters' orange or other bright colors. Also, please be advised that wildlife areas typically keep signage to a minimum, so a compass or GPS unit may be a wise thing to pack.

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