The Great Dismal Swamp /Lake Drummond (Chesapeake)
Join us as we explore one of the geological wonders of the East Coast. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Preserve is viewed by naturalist and scientists as one of the best outdoor laboratories in the world. Created under the ocean millions of years ago, paddle this ancient environment that has been host to varying cultures of humans for 13,000 years. Hosting over 200 species of migratory birds, 47 species of butterflies, 70 species of reptiles and amphibians and a wide variety of animals including black bears, bobcats, otters, beavers and whitetail deer. We begin this trip by entering the oldest man made canal in the United States, commissioned by George Washington. Traveling South, we enter the East Feeder ditch and proceed on our journey to the largest natural freshwater lake in Virginia, Lake Drummond. This ancient lake is nestled in the heart of the Great Dismal Swamp and offers breathtaking views of ancient towering Cypress tress. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience one of the Top Ten paddling experiences on the East Coast.
June 2021 Jazmin G.
“Great experience! Was able to make an online reservation the day before. Courteous and helpful staff.”