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All reviews bald eagles visitor center wildlife refuge bird watching hiking trails great place bring binoculars bug spray blue heron natural beauty off season ducks and geese the loop beautiful area scenic drive love nature observation area
It's snow geese season now! Eagles and great blue herons are also frequently seen at Blackwater. Sunrise and sunsets are gorgeous and also a great time to get the early birds and enjoy an amazing serenity. With the wildlife drive offering plenty of pull-off places,...More
The day we visited it was pouring rain and most of the Wildlife Drive was closed due to the opening day of deer season and the refuge being opened to hunting. The visitor's center has quite a bit to see and a nice collection of...More
I took a morning drive and ended up in Elliott, Maryland, which is about 48 miles away, just south of Vienna. To get to Elliott you must travel through 25 miles of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. This is a very unique area of bog...More
The Visitor Center is amazing with lots of animals on display and maps and exhibits that are very helpful to understand the migrations. And the Nature drive is very scenic and educational. We were there when lots of birds were passing through. The volunteers there...More
Anyone traveling through or around the Eastern Shore of MD you must stop and take in this beautiful wildlife refuge. Surrounded by wonderful water views and lots of different birds to see. Great for kids.
Great opportunity to learn about the Chesapeake ecological system. Can view Bald Eagles and a wide range of other birds native to the region. Can see the ebb and flow of marshes and woodlands. Stop at the welcome center first for an overview. Be sure...More
I have been wanting to visit for a while. Weather didn't permit much time but we found "Turtle Town" (a little stream running along wildlife drive with MANY turtles sunning on logs and a lazy snapping turtle cruising around in the water as well.)
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Yes, you may bring your dog if he/she is in your car. You may want to stop at the Visitors Center and inquire as to whether you could take your dog for a walk (while on a leash). This place always makes us feel so relaxed... More
Yes, you may bring your dog if he/she is in your car. You may want to stop at the Visitors Center and inquire as to whether you could take your dog for a walk (while on a leash). This place always makes us feel so relaxed and good...we leave all the worries of the world behind and simply enjoy Mother Nature. Please take your time and stop and enjoy all the vistas...do not rush through it.
Dogs are allowed but have to remain in the car. Not allowed on hiking trails etc. due to the fact that this is bird and wildlife sanctuary. Elk Neck Wildlife Refuge which is about same distance from Kent Island (Bay Bridge... More
Dogs are allowed but have to remain in the car. Not allowed on hiking trails etc. due to the fact that this is bird and wildlife sanctuary. Elk Neck Wildlife Refuge which is about same distance from Kent Island (Bay Bridge area) as Blackwater appears to allow dogs.
We would like to visit the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge but we have heard that this part of Maryland gets a lot of mosquitoes and black flies at certain times of year. Can you tell me if the bugs are bad in that area right now? Also, when is the best time to visit the wildlife refuge to avoid a lot of mosquitos and black flies. Thanks!
May 16, 2016|
Try calling them directly to get most recent update. Generally the earlier in the summer, the better.