At a Glance
Hours: Dawn to dusk, year -round, but be aware of hunting seasons.
Cost: No cost, but a free non-hunting permit is required for entry. The permit is available self-serve on the DNR website; complete the required information and print it. The left-hand portion of the permit must be carried with you while birding and the right-hand portion is to be left visible on your dashboard. The permit is good for one calendar year and must be renewed every January 1.
Tips: Bring a scope. ◾ Trails may be wet or muddy. Some areas may be boggy. Portions of the dike may have deep mud (clay) and deep ruts filled with water. Wear sturdy waterproof hiking boots or shoes. ◾ This is an active hunting area. Be aware of hunting seasons and plan your visit accordingly. We suggest visiting only on Sundays (when there is no hunting) during deer and turkey seasons. ◾ Take a friend if you plan to explore the system of roads on the canal levees; there have been reports of illegal activity there. ◾ No restrooms. Nearest restrooms are at the C&D Canal Museum or the public library; both have limited hours.
Best Seasons: The birds are great year-round, but take caution during hunting seasons.
Breeding Bird Atlas Block: Elkton SE
Local MOS Chapter: Cecil Bird Club
Bethel Managed Hunting Area
Intersection of Bethel Road (Rte. 286) & Bethel Cemetery Rd., Chesapeake City, MD, 21915
GPS Coordinates: 39.521511, -75.783041
Bethel Managed Hunting Area (MHA), consisting of about 425 acres, is located just east of south Chesapeake City, adjoining the Chesapeake & Delaware (C&D) Canal levees and the grounds of the C&D Canal Museum. When crossing the tall bridge over the C&D Canal on MD Route 213, you can see the extensive wetlands and woods of Bethel off to the east, beyond the outskirts of Chesapeake City. The MHA is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR) as a public hunting area. Bethel was created in the mid-1900s as a place for the deposition of dredged material produced during widening and deepening of the C&D Canal. Although Bethel is managed primarily for hunting, non-hunting uses are allowed. A free non-hunting permit is needed for entry; obtain the permit from the self-serve DNR webpage and take it with you when visiting Bethel.
Bethel retains strong evidence of its beginnings as a dredged material containment site, with man-made water channels and small and large dikes, as well as a few abandoned pieces of machinery dotted around the property. Yet the theme for Bethel is change. The habitat at Bethel is in a constant state of flux, the result of decades of successive deposition of dredged materials, human introduction of plant materials, and successional growth of trees and shrubs, along with selective mowing and tree removal at intervals.
The Cecil Bird Club first began birding at Bethel in the 1990s, and at that time, there were prominent areas with sparse, young vegetation that supported breeding colonies of Field Sparrows and Prairie Warblers. Over the last thirty years, those areas have grown up and are now dominated by medium-sized conifers and oaks, and the warblers and sparrows no longer breed in these spots. Another change that has taken place since the 1990s is the incursion of phragmites into more and more of the large freshwater impoundment and adjoining marshes. This has been accompanied by the loss of breeding populations of Marsh Wren, Swamp Sparrow, Least Bittern, and Common Gallinule. The take-home message is: you never know what you will find at Bethel because it’s constantly changing.
The main birding focal point is a freshwater impoundment, contained by an earthen dike on the south side, parallel to the public road (Rte. 286/Bethel Road). There is also an extensive phragmites marsh and barren, sandy areas, as well as upland areas of second-growth deciduous forest, scattered conifers, and some bottomland-type forest. There are pockets of wetlands, small ponds, and water-filled channels scattered through the woodlands. There are no natural streams at Bethel, because it’s all made land, but some of the man-made channels may contain flowing water at times. There are some sandy areas with weird, man-made dune-like formations that can make you think you’ve been dropped onto the moon. Immediately north of the large impoundment, there is an open, sparsely vegetated barrens-type area where the sandy, gravelly dredged soils do not support much plant life; the conifers that grow there now were intentionally planted. Because the surface soils were taken from the bottom of the canal, there are odd soil types and odd plant communities to go with them throughout Bethel. This means that there is a diversity of habitats within a relatively small area, and a wide range of birds can be found.
To view the large impoundment, climb the small rise visible at the parking area to reach the top of the earthen dike of the impoundment, surfaced with pale red clay, which will stretch far ahead of you to the west. Linger for a moment at the dike near the parking area, and turn around and look to the south: you’ll have an excellent view across the road to a large farm field (private, no access) that is sometimes good for field birds, including Horned Larks and plovers.
After scanning the farm field, walk to the west along the top of the earthen dike.(See trail map at link at left.) Scan the water of the impoundment carefully; depending on the season, there may be waterfowl, grebes and loons, rails, waders, shorebirds, and swallows in the air and perching on the phragmites. In summer, the impoundment fills with vegetation, including spatterdock and lotus, and it may be difficult to see birds that are hiding among the plants. An especially good spot to check is on the north shore of the impoundment, where the phragmites marsh comes up to a deciduous woods located on a rounded peninsula. Here, a water-filled channel separates the marsh from the woods, creating a notch-like slot that is a favorite resting place for herons, egrets, and rails. (See trail map at the link at left).
The water extends in an east-west direction for almost a mile. Beyond that, the dike road continues through the phragmites marsh and eventually joins with an extensive network of gravel, dirt and sand roads in the levees along the canal. Don’t ignore the lower portions of the dike, to your left as you walk west. The trees, shrubs, and puddles here attract a number of songbirds, particularly during migration. It may be productive to follow the dike road west after it leaves the impoundment area and enters the phragmites marsh; here, during migration, you may be lucky enough to hear some rails.
To hike the woods, bear right at the top of the small rise at the parking lot onto a foot trail that goes north through the woods; see the orange trail on the trail map linked at left, but be aware that the Bethel foot-trails are not maintained, signed, or color-blazed and the route shown on the map is approximate. The woods trail parallels Bethel Cemetery Road, which can be seen through the trees at some points along the trail. If you continue north on the trail, it will skirt an open sandy area and take you to the system of canal levee roads. In the rainy season, the sandy area may contain fresh-water pools that attract shorebirds and ducks. There are also fresh-water pools in the woods, making good habitat for Prothonotary Warblers and other wetland-loving birds. Sometimes, when birding at the north end of the property near the canal, you’ll have the surreal experience of seeing a massive container ship passing through the canal – surreal because the size of the ship is unreal: it looks totally out of proportion to its surroundings and you’ll think that it will not possibly fit under the Chesapeake City Bridge.
Alternatively, you can hike a loop route by starting out on the woods trail, then turning to the west to pass through a barrens-type area that now supports conifers and small deciduous trees; see the red trail on the map at the link at left. After crossing this barrens-type area, you’ll enter another area of deciduous woods on the north shore at the west end of the large impoundment. Here, the foot-trail tends to peter out (shown by the dash line on the map) as you enter the rounded peninsula on the shore of the impoundment, but the trail is easier to follow in winter. If you keeping heading west toward the marshy “notch” that forms the western boundary of this peninsula, you’ll pick up the obvious trail again, at this point heading north. Follow the trail through alternate woods and sandy areas dominated by low shrubs and tall conifers, eventually emerging into a large sandy open area. Find your way through this sandy area, and arc toward the east, to join the foot-trail through the woods, where you will turn right to head south and return to the main parking area.
And a hint for biking birders: it’s easy to bird the length of the dike on the south edge of the large impoundment and the canal levee roads by using a bike; the north-south trail through the woods may also be amenable to biking, but you may encounter downed trees in the woods as well as wet spots and ruts.
The hikes described above encompass only a small portion of Bethel MHA, concentrating on the usual territory covered by birders. But as you can see from the maps, Bethel is far larger, and there is an extensive network of sandy lanes in the area to the north and west of the large impoundment.
To gain access to that remote area, you can walk in at any time, but during hunting season, access to those areas is easier, because you have the option of driving on the system of canal levee roads. To reach the canal levee roads from the main parking area, drive north on Bethel Cemetery Road to its terminus at the canal levees. There is vehicle access here for hunters to the system of levee roads; this access is usually closed off with concrete barricades during the off season (or may very rarely be open – it’s unpredictable). When the access is open, a right turn at the canal will take you east into Delaware; the birding in that direction is not particularly good. A left turn at the canal will take you west along the levees at the north edge of Bethel MHA.
There are several levels of parallel roads at various heights along the levee, and the various levels are separated by second-growth woods, shrublands, and grasslands, all interspersed with sandy, gravelly open spots. The birding here can be very productive indeed. The canal levee roads offer access to good habitat for sparrows and raptors and, looking down into the canal itself from the elevated levees, for waterfowl, terns, gulls, and other birds associated with open water. You can also park at the two hunter parking areas along the levee (see official DNR map in the trail map packet at left) and walk into the interior of the MHA on the sandy lanes visible on the satellite map. At any time of year, it is best to bird with a friend in those more remote areas, as there have been reports of illegal activity in these remote areas.
The canal levee roads go west along the north edge of Bethel MHA all the way to the C&D Canal Museum, and although there is an exit from the canal to the museum grounds, this exit is gated and is often closed, so plan to turn around and retrace your route.
On your way to or from Bethel MHA, you may want to pull into the parking area for the boat basin and C&D Canal Museum to check for birds in the surrounding waters. Herons and egrets sometimes hang out where Back Creek goes under the small bridge on Route 286, near the entrance to the boat basin and Canal Museum.
If you’re in the mood for more birding after finishing up at Bethel, Courthouse Point Managed Hunting Area is a short drive (about 6 miles) to the south, and as a dredged materials containment site, offers habitat similar to that at Bethel.
The eBird hotspot for Bethel WMA lists 205+ species, making it the #3 hotspot in Cecil County. Be aware that bird populations at Bethel can be unpredictable. Some days there are so many birds that it is difficult to know where to look first; on other days you will be lucky to see a Mallard.
Bethel is well-known for waterfowl, with 27 species of ducks, geese and swans having been reported. Most of the waterfowl settle in around the end of October or early November, and are present through March or into April. The early spring numbers can be impressive, as ducks use Bethel as a pre-migratory staging area. Canada Geese and Mallards are present year-round; they breed at Bethel, along with Wood Ducks. Some Ruddy Ducks may linger through the summer.
Pied-billed Grebes have bred here. Horned and Red-necked Grebes drop in in the spring, but the season for Red-necked is very short, usually in early April. Red-necked Loons may sometimes be present in spring; there are scattered winter reports of Common Loon. Double-crested Cormorants are present throughout the year.
Wild Turkeys can be found in the woodlands in spring and fall. Rock (feral) Pigeons can be seen looking toward the Chesapeake City Bridge, looming in the distance. Mourning Doves are everywhere. Yellow-billed Cuckoos breed in the woodlands, and there have been occasional reports of Black-billed. Common Nighthawks may be seen overhead during southbound migration in August and September. Chimney Swifts are present during the warm months; the old historic buildings in Chesapeake City offer them nesting spots. Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are also easy to see around the woodland and on the dike and levees, feeding on blooming shrubs.
Bethel has been known as a good spot for rails, although the rail heyday was in the 1990s and earlier, prior to the cattail marsh being taken over by phragmites. Still, there are occasional reports of Sora in migration, and Common Gallinules have bred here in the past. American Coots may be present in the early spring. The gallunules and coots like to hang out on the edge of the phragmites marsh at the west end of the impoundment, near the old rusted metal framework of a water control structure. Virginia Rail used to be regular, but is now considered a rarity.
Bethel can be good for certain shorebirds during migration. Scope the mudflats on the far shore of the impoundment from a vantage point on the south dike, but also be aware that some birds may fly into the muddy shore at your very feet, if water levels are low. Semipalmated Plovers and Killdeer turn up reliably, along with Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers, and Greater and Least Yellowlegs. Western Sandpipers might be found in the fall. Wilson’s Snipe can be present sporadically through the spring but are more likely in the fall. There have been rare reports of White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, and Short-billed Dowitcher.
Gulls and terns also use the impoundment. Expected species include Bonaparte’s Gulls (spring only), Laughing (summer months), Ring-billed (any time of year, but more numerous in winter), Herring (fall is best), and maybe a Great Black-backed. Caspian Terns show up in spring and fall, and Forster’s Terns in fall. Black Terns and Least Terns are rare sightings.
Bethel is a great place to see waders. The expected species include Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Little Blue Heron, Cattle Egret, Green Heron, and Glossy Ibis. More exceptional is Black-crowned Night-Heron; when present, they like to hang out on the north shore of the impoundment, at the west edge of the woodland, where there is a sort of notch where a small water channel flows between the phragmites and the woods. American Bittern used to be seen here occasionally, but have not been reported for many years; Least Bitterns may still show up from time to time but are no longer regular.
Raptors take advantage of the easy hunting at Bethel. Turkey and Black Vultures are ever-present, either overhead or perched on the canal bridge or other structures. Osprey are easy to see from March through October, and breed in the area. Bald Eagles are also local breeders and are present year-round, sometimes with multiple birds visible. Northern Harriers cruise the phragmites and boggy areas, most commonly in the fall months. Cooper’s Hawks may be present any time of year (local breeder); Sharp-shinneds migrate through in fall and spring. Red-shouldered Hawks are present year-round and breed locally, as do Red-taileds, but the Red-tailed are not as likely to be seen. Fall migration may also bring American Kestrels, Merlins, and Peregrines. In the past, Peregrines attemped to nest on the bridge over the canal. Barred Owls breed at Bethel and are present year-round; Great-horned and Eastern Screech Owl might also be found, but much less likely. There is one winter report of Short-eared Owl hunting along the canal levees.
Belted Kingfishers are commonly seen. Seven species of woodpeckers use the woodlands: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (winter), Red-headed (rare fall migrant); Red-bellied, Downy, Hairy, Pileated, and Northern Flicker (breeders, found year-round).
There can be a good show of swallows at Bethel. Often this is the first place in Cecil County for Tree Swallows to appear in spring. Barn Swallows, Northern Rough-winged, and Purple Martins are also commonly seen; the martins use gourds and houses throughout Chesapeake City. Bank Swallows gather in late summer before migrating. Cliff Swallows are rare sightings.
The woodlands at Bethel are relatively small, with the main woodland being only about 60-some acres, along with smaller scattered woodlots that have been growing up in recent years. Yet, Bethel boasts a good assortment of woodland birds.
Flycatchers include Eastern Wood-Pewee, Acadian Flycatcher, Willow, Least (in migration), Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested, and Eastern Kingbird. White-eyed and Red-eyed Vireos are abundant; Warbling is sporadic; and Yellow-throated and Blue-headed some through in migration. Blue Jays, American Crows, and Fish Crows are abundant all year-round, as are Carolina Chickadees and Tufted Titmice.
In the winter, Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets are easy to find, and Red-breasted Nuthatches may show up in early fall. White-breasted Nuthatches breed here and are present year-round. Blue-gray Gnatcatchers also breed here and can be found April through September.
Carolina Wrens are present year-round and breed here; House Wrens also breed but are only found spring through early fall. Winter Wrens appear in October and stay through April or so. Marsh Wrens bred here through the 1990s, but sadly, are no longer present except rarely during migration.
Gray Catbirds, Northern Mockingbirds, and Brown Thrashers are all common; sometimes the thrashers can even be found in winter. Eastern Bluebirds are present year-round; look for them along edges of the woods and along the canal levees. Hermit Thrushes overwinter and Wood Thrushes come for breeding season; American Robins are present year-round. Cedar Waxwings can be present in large flocks from May through October.
European Starlings and House Sparrows are present throughout the year, as are House Finches and American Goldfinches. Purple Finches and Pine Siskins might be found in fall or winter.
There is a good selection of sparrows at Bethel. Breeders include Chipping, Field (perhaps declining), Song, and Eastern Towhee. Wintering species include American Tree, Fox, White-throated, Savannah, Swamp, and Dark-eyed Junco. Lincoln’s and White-crowned may come through on fall migration.
Yellow-breasted Chats breed in the sandy, shrubby areas north of the impoundment. Bobolinks come through in fall. Both Orchard and Baltimore Orioles are common breeders. Red-winged Blackbirds, Brown-headed Cowbirds, and Common Grackles are ever-present. This is a good spot to look for Rusty Blackbirds in spring; check the trees along the edges of the dike or the wet woods north of the impoundment.
A good variety of warblers have been reported, 25 species in all. The only breeders are Common Yellowthroat, Yellow, and in the past, Prairie. Yellow-rumped Warblers are numerous fall through spring.
Scarlet Tanagers, Northern Cardinals, Blue Grosbeak, and Indigo Buntings all breed at Bethel, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak is a common migrant, especially in the fall.
The dike and the trails are not wheelchair-accessible. The best bet for someone who is mobility-impaired is to watch for times during hunting season when the vehicle access to the canal levee roads is open, and to drive the levee roads. Theoretically, there is no hunting at Bethel on Sundays and so you could explore then.
Pets are allowed on leash; be prepared to pick up after your pet.
Portions of Bethel MHA lie within the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area; special laws regulate what kind of development can take place within the Critical Area. Chesapeake Bay Critical Area
In addition to birding and hunting, Bethel allows fishing, horseback riding (BYO) and biking. There are a couple of picnic tables at a small gravel parking area along Route 286/Bethel Road, near the entrance to the C&D Canal Museum and the boat basin. NO grills or water. For those who wish to paddle, it is possible to carry a kayak, canoe, or johnboat to the dike and slide it into the large impoundment., but there is no designated launch area.
The local chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society is the Cecil Bird Club, offering field trips and meetings with informative programs, all free and open to the public.
The main parking area is a gravel lot located at the corner of Bethel Road (Rte. 286) & Bethel Cemetery Rd. Four additional gravel lots are located along the perimeter of the area (see trail map at link at left); two of these lots are located along Rte. 286/Bethel Road and the other two are on the north side of Bethel, along the canal levees. The canal levee parking areas may not be accessible outside of hunting season, when the gates to the levees may be closed.
Bethel MHA is located along the south side of the C&D Canal in Cecil County, on the outskirts of South Chesapeake City. It is accessed from MD Route 213 at Chesapeake City.
Street address: Intersection of Bethel Road (Rte. 286) & Bethel Cemetery Rd., Chesapeake City, MD, 21915
GPS Coordinates (main parking area): 39.521511, -75.783041
From Elkton: Take Take MD Route 213 south to Chesapeake City and cross the tall bridge over the C&D Canal. At the foot of the bridge on the south side of the Canal, follow signs and take the first right onto MD Route 286 east toward Chesapeake City. Route 286 will go under the bridge and will make a couple of turns as it goes through town, so follow the signs carefully to stay on Route 286 east. In about a mile after leaving the bridge, you will arrive at a T-intersection, with a steep embankment ahead of you, and a boat basin and the C&D Canal Museum to the left. Turn right to continue on Route 286, named Bethel Road from this point. Continue east for another 1.4 miles to the junction of Bethel Road with Telegraph Road (to the right) and Bethel Cemetery Road (to the left). As you travel east on this section of Route 286, the tall embankment on your left (north side of the road) will be the dike of the Bethel MHA impoundment. Turn left onto Bethel Cemetery Road and make an immediate left into the small gravel parking area at the corner. Mind the low speed limits when driving through Chesapeake City.
From points south on the Eastern Shore: From the Ocean City, Salisbury, Cambridge or Easton areas, use US 50 north to reach US 301 north. Follow Route 301 north for approximately 32 miles, counting from the 301/50 split. At Massey, take the exit for MD Route 313 north. Follow Route 313 north for 2.5 miles, to the town of Galena. At Galena, stay straight at the traffic light to continue onto MD Route 213 north. Follow Route 213 north toward Chesapeake City, about 14 miles. Approaching Chesapeake City, with the foot of the tall canal bridge directly ahead of you, bear right at the sign onto MD Route 286 east. Route 286 will make a couple of turns as it goes through town, so follow the signs carefully to stay on Route 286 east. In about a mile after leaving the bridge, you will arrive at a T-intersection, with a steep embankment ahead of you, and a boat basin and the C&D Canal Museum to the left. Turn right to continue on Route 286, named Bethel Road from this point. Continue east for another 1.4 miles to the junction of Bethel Road with Telegraph Road (to the right) and Bethel Cemetery Road (to the left). As you travel east on this section of Route 286, the tall embankment on your left (north side of the road) will be the dike of the Bethel MHA impoundment. Turn left onto Bethel Cemetery Road and make an immediate left into the small gravel parking area at the corner. Note: along Route 213, the little towns of Galena, Fredericktown, and Cecilton all have very strict low speed limits and vigorous enforcement. Mind the speed limit signs to avoid a ticket. This is true for Chesapeake City as well.
From Baltimore and points west: If traveling from western MD, use I-70 to reach I-695, the Baltimore Beltway. From the Beltway, take Exit 33 to I-95 north. Follow I-95 north to Exit 109 for Elkton; at the exit, follow signs for MD Route 279 south. In 2.6 miles, turn left to go south on MD Route 213/North Bridge Street. Follow Route 213 for 7.0 miles, passing through the town of Elkton and over the tall C&D Canal bridge at Chesapeake City. At the foot of the bridge on the south side of the Canal, follow signs and take the first right onto MD Route 286 east toward Chesapeake City. Route 286 will go under the bridge and will make a couple of turns as it goes through town, so follow the signs carefully to stay on Route 286 east. In about a mile after leaving the bridge, you will arrive at a T-intersection, with a steep embankment ahead of you, and a boat basin and the C&D Canal Museum to the left. Turn right to continue on Route 286, named Bethel Road from this point. Continue east for another 1.4 miles to the junction of Bethel Road with Telegraph Road (to the right) and Bethel Cemetery Road (to the left). As you travel east on this section of Route 286, the tall embankment on your left (north side of the road) will be the dike of the Bethel MHA impoundment. Turn left onto Bethel Cemetery Road and make an immediate left into the small gravel parking area at the corner. Mind the low speed limits when driving through Chesapeake City.
From the Washington, DC area or the Annapolis area: Use US Route 50 eastbound to reach the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. After the bridge, at the split between US Route 301 and US Route 50, bear to the left to follow Route 301 north toward Wilmington (do not take US Route 50 to Ocean City). Follow Route 301 north for approximately 32 miles, counting from the 301/50 split. At Massey, take the exit for MD Route 313 north. Follow Route 313 north for 2.5 miles, to the town of Galena. At Galena, stay straight at the traffic light to continue onto MD Route 213 north. Follow Route 213 north toward Chesapeake City, about 14 miles. Approaching Chesapeake City, with the foot of the tall canal bridge directly ahead of you, bear right at the sign onto MD Route 286 east. Route 286 will make a couple of turns as it goes through town, so follow the signs carefully to stay on Route 286 east. In about a mile after leaving the bridge, you will arrive at a T-intersection, with a steep embankment ahead of you, and a boat basin and the C&D Canal Museum to the left. Turn right to continue on Route 286, named Bethel Road from this point. Continue east for another 1.4 miles to the junction of Bethel Road with Telegraph Road (to the right) and Bethel Cemetery Road (to the left). As you travel east on this section of Route 286, the tall embankment on your left (north side of the road) will be the dike of the Bethel MHA impoundment. Turn left onto Bethel Cemetery Road and make an immediate left into the small gravel parking area at the corner. Note: along Route 213, the little towns of Galena, Fredericktown, and Cecilton all have very strict low speed limits and vigorous enforcement. Mind the speed limit signs to avoid a ticket. This is true for Chesapeake City as well.
From Southern MD (Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties): In Calvert or St. Mary’s County, use MD Routes 2 or 4 northbound to reach US Route 50 near Annapolis. Then follow directions from Annapolis as above. If starting in Charles County, use MD Route 5 to reach US Route 301, then follow 301 to US Route 50 and the Bay Bridge as described for Annapolis above.
Cecil County: Bohemia River State Park ◾ Elk Neck State Forest ◾ Elk Neck State Park – Turkey Point ◾ Elk River Park & Elkton Marsh ◾ Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area ◾ Elkton – Meadow Park, Eder Park, Hatchery Park, & Howard’s Pond ◾ North East Community Park ◾ Octoraro Creek Trail at Conowingo Park ◾Perryville Community Park ◾ Woodlawn Wildlife Area / New Beginnings
Kent County: Buckingham Public Landing & Morgnec Road Public Landing ◾ Chesapeake Farms & St. Paul’s Millpond ◾ Chestertown: Wilmer Park, Wayne Gilchrest Trail, & Chestertown WWTP ◾ Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge ◾ Millington Wildlife Management Area ◾ Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area & Turner’s Creek Park
Bottomland DeciduousConifersUpland Deciduous Dredged Material Containment Facility Old Fields, Shrubby MeadowsSandy Beach or Dunes Forested SwampFreshwater Marsh or FloodplainFreshwater Pond, Lake, or ReservoirJetties & SeawallsMud Flats (Tidal or Non-Tidal)
Features and Amenities:BeginnersBicycle Trails (Bikes may be prohibited on some trails)Boat or Canoe/Kayak LaunchFishingFree - No Entry Fee at Any TimeHabitat Restoration ProjectHiking/Walking TrailsHorseback RidingHuntingParkingPets AllowedPicnic AreaWater View
Type:Hunting AreasUS Army Corp or BLM