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Maryland State Parks

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Lower Eastern Shore Region
Deal Island State Wildlife Management Area
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DEAL ISLAND STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
DEAL ISLAND STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Dames Quarter, Maryland   21821
(lat:38.1875 lon:-75.8636)

Phone: 410-543-8223
Expanses of tidal marsh, frequently broken by open water, characterize most of the habitat of this WMA. The 13,000 acre property also contains forested wetlands and a 2,800-acre man-made pond or impoundment. The water insects and crustaceans, as well as the abundance of wigeongrass, horned pondweed and other favorite waterfowl foods makes Deal Island one of the best places in Maryland to watch, photograph and hunt ducks and geese.

Many, many species of waterfowl, in all their colorful splendor, nest, feed and migrate through this area. Deal Island also supports one of the largest concentrations in the state of herons, egrets and ibis. One of Maryland's only breeding population of black-necked stilts thrive here. The rare Eurasian wigeon, a type of duck, is frequently seen in the large flocks of American wigeon that spend the winter in Maryland.
Camping
A primitive camping area is located off of Riley Robert Road.

Contact the Wellington Wildlife Office at 410 651-2065.




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Directions
While the area contains a small island, most of this WMA is located on the mainland. From U.S. Route 13, take MD 363 west from Princess Anne about 11 miles to Deal Island WMA. Marked parking areas located off Deal Island, Riley Robert, and Drawbridge Roads. Boat access via St. Peters Creek, Dames Quarter Creek, Deal Island, Wenona, Big Sound Creek, and North South Impoundment public boat ramps. For additional information, contact the Wellington Wildlife Office at 410 651-2065.

Maryland
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Maryland State Parks

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