Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve
4510 Twin Pines Road • 757-686-8684
Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve is the last bit of undeveloped property in the Hoffler Creek watershed. Contained in this 142-acre suburban wilderness area are four distinct habitats: the tidal creek and its expansive salt marsh, a riparian forest of pines and hardwoods, a meadow of native wildflowers and grasses, and a non-tidal brackish lake in the center of the preserve. The synergy of these distinct habitats supports an unusually diverse population of plant and animal life typical of the mid-Atlantic coastal plain, including deer, foxes, river otters, crabs, oysters, and birds.
Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve is operated as a “passive use facility” with an emphasis placed on preserving and protecting wildlife habitat. While certain higher impact activities are restricted (no biking or pets) visitors are welcome to enjoy the beauty of Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve through a variety of activities.
We offer a variety of educational programming throughout the year highlighting many aspects of the preserve. Whatever your interest–identifying edible plants, getting comfortable in a kayak, learning about butterflies, bats and birds, quietly musing on the beauty of nature–you will find lifelong learning opportunities to enjoy here.