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Augustine Wildlife Area

39°31'20.42"N  75°34'26.04"W

Liberty Street (Route 9), just north of West Market Street
Port Penn , DE 19731

Phone: (302) 834-8433
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Augustine Wildlife Area consists of four large land tracts totaling almost 2,700 acres of wilderness near Port Penn and the Delaware River.

A great way to see this destination is to hike the Port Penn Trail, a one-mile path that snakes its way between a tidal marsh and the Delaware River. This trail is located across the street from the Port Penn Interpretive Center, and it is open from October 1 to February 1. Near the trail head you can even find an authentic floating cabin and a historic muskrat-skinning shack.

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.

Full disclosure: The horizon of the Green Tract is dominated by the Salem - Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Station.

Photo by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary

 

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