Hunting in the Dismal Swamp State Park is NOT allowed. However, controlled hunting. IS allowed in the in the Wildlife Refuge. Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge-access in Suffolk, VA.
Deer hunts are scheduled only on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Access is through the Jericho Ditch, Portsmouth Ditch, Railroad Ditch, and Corapeake Ditch entrances. A drawing will select 100 permittees for the black bear hunt. Designated bear hunt areas will be within the Jericho Ditch and Railroad Ditch entrances. A valid Virginia and/or North Carolina license is required along with the refuge-issued permits. Please contact the refuge for more information.
Hunt areas will be closed to all other public use activities on hunting and scouting days.