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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Located 12 miles south of Cambridge, the refuge has 27,000 acres of woodland, rich tidal marsh, freshwater ponds and managed cropland—great for birdwatching, cycling, hiking, and paddling.

Blackwater NWR is one of the chief wintering areas for migrating ducks and Canada geese using the Atlantic Flyway. Two species listed as threatened or endangered are regularly seen at the refuge: the Bald Eagle and the Delmarva Fox Squirrel. Throughout the year there is a diverse population of birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians to enjoy watching and photographing.

 

The refuge features a full service Visitor Center with a bookstore, restrooms, butterfly garden, and observatory, and a 4-mile Wildlife Drive with walking trails and a photo blind.

Eagle Cam! In the winter, when eagles are laying and incubating their eggs, the refuge maintains the popular Eagle Cam—a camera that follows the adventures of one eagle family. Follow along online here: http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/camhtm2.html

Hours of Operation: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on the weekend (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).

Events featured by Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Bird Walk

A guided bird watching expedition at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge..

May 18, 2014
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Youth Fishing Day

A fun fishing event for kids 15 and under at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

June 07, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Bird Walk

A guided bird watching expedition at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge..

September 21, 2014
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bird Walk

A guided bird watching expedition at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge..

October 26, 2014
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Phone

410-228-2677
410-228-6328

Fax

410.221.7738

Address

2145 Key Wallace Dr.
Cambridge, MD 21613

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
The endangered Delmarva fox squirrel can often be seen at Blackwater NWR.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Great blue herons, as well as other wading birds, can be seen at Blackwater NWR throughout the year.