One of the best kept secrets along the Delaware-Maryland Coast. The preserve was created from nine farms, ranging in size from 30 to 325 acres. All were lost during the Great Depression and purchased by the U.S. Forest Service. Assawoman has been managed as a wildlife area since 1943. Most recently purchased was the Hickman Tract in 1989. This tract contains a rare plant site and is home to the protected Delmarva fox squirrel. The area contains 3 parts: Miller Neck (1,335 acres), Muddy Neck (284 acres) and The Beach (76 acres). The Assawoman Wildlife Area is managed for migrating and wintering waterfowl, white-tailed deer and bobwhite quail. Also protected are the Canada Goose, black and mallard ducks, amphibians and reptiles.