We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Awesome place- requires patience, and planning

Been coming here a couple times a year for a number of years from Philadelphia area. To the prior... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing Eagles

Amazing place to observe eagles. Porta Johns. Picnic area and plenty of parking. Gtreat... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Read all 115 reviews
All photos (82)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“bald eagles”(40 reviews)
“bird watching”(6 reviews)
A great place to observe bald eagles.
4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
+1 410-457-5011
Improve This Listing
Reviews (115)
Filter reviews
115 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews bald eagles bird watching black vultures catching fish species of birds wash hands bring camera blue heron follow the signs beautiful walk nearby trees public swimming pool susquehanna state park visitor's center havre de grace viewing spot vegetable oil
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 115 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here a couple times a year for a number of years from Philadelphia area. To the prior poster, you can't judge it from one visit. I screwed up a couple weeks ago coming down because it was an unseasonably warm day- but it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RAEF715
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So excited to go here, drove 2 hours , only saw one Eagle with my binoculars. Other people reported the same situation. So much hype on internet about seeing 100 eagles in a day, I’m very angry! Ridiculous

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Compass64403
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Amazing place to observe eagles. Porta Johns. Picnic area and plenty of parking. Gtreat photographic experience.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ReniePa
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Grab your best camera and your outdoor gear and go find some eagles! It's not too challenging, there are lots of them! My esteemed spouse, our son and his family spent a lovely afternoon there watching the eagles and watching the photographers watching the eagles..some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank acandkc
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Still one if the best places to see photograph Bald Eagles. If you are coming south on route 1 go over the dam and make the first left then again the first left and follow that road down to fishermen's park. Park closer to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Grayhare
Reviewed July 9, 2018

My sister and her family have been coming here for awhile to see the Buzzards, Eagles and water birds. I was not disappointed. So many Eagles, and the sounds of them communicating was pretty cool. I have never been above a Great Blue when it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MaryRN76
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I saw over a dozen eagles flying and four that were sitting on the same branch panting from the heat. They were right next to the parking lot so perfect view of the 3 adults and 1 juvenile. Highly recommend this place.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank carynhicks
Reviewed July 1, 2018

If you Love to View and Photograph Eagles this is the Place to go. Friendly People and Clean Area with Restroom and Picnic Tables. Photographers Line up Early in the Morning to get the best Spots. Loved it!!!

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Darby P
Reviewed July 1, 2018

The dam itself is fun to drive across and the roadway offers a good worm's-eye view of parts of the dam and hydropower station. There is also a wonderful visitor's center which runs a great circa one hour long video of the construction of the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank TheMeadowsTravel
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We have visited this Dam several times within a two year span. Every time we have come up, we have been able to see at least one Bald Eagle! On the last trip, we saw about 11 of them! As previous posters have said, make...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank katiebythebay
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Days Inn by Wyndham Perryville
391 reviews
7.59 miles away
Best Budget Inn Havre de Grace
8 reviews
8.34 miles away
Super 8 by Wyndham Havre de Grace Aberdeen Area
275 reviews
8.35 miles away
Residence Inn Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium
106 reviews
8.45 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2 nearby restaurants
Conowingo Pizza
23 reviews
1.85 miles away
Susquehanna Inn
8 reviews
1.56 miles away
BackFin Blues Restaurant
172 reviews
5.00 miles away
Spready Oak Country Cafe
50 reviews
4.58 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3 nearby attractions
Skydive Baltimore
56 reviews
6.42 miles away
Hollywood Casino
193 reviews
7.06 miles away
Susquehanna Orchards
11 reviews
7.09 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
June 17, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from katiebythebay | Reviewed this property |
Drive all the way to the dam itself. Parking is best there. If you park near the entrance, you stand a chance of the vultures pooping on your car and it's a long walk to the dam.
Travel Forum Posts
New Jersey
Conowingo Dam (7 Replies)
My husband loves taking photos of wildlife and for his birthday I would like to spend a week-end close to Conowingo Dam for him to take some photos, hopefully of eagles. I am a little bit more citified and would like to stay somewhere that has other interests, museums, etc. Would love any ideas on towns close to both. Both of us like to eat, so recommendations on any restaurants in this area would be appreciated. Thanks so much.
January 23, 2012|
Response fromDavefromColMD|
How close do you want to be? Baltimore is about an hour from the Conewingo Dam. Closer is Aberdeen and Havre de Grace. Not much in the way of museums there except for the military museum and the decoy museum. There is also a small museum in Port Deposit. You will have to check their website to find out if it is open when you will be there.
New Jersey
2 days in Havre De Grace (3 Replies)
Had my husband run mapquest for his drive to see the Conowingo Dam and Havre De Grace sounds like an interesting place for me as well as for him to drive up to the Dam to take his photos. Any advice for restaurants and a B & B or motel. Thanks.
January 24, 2012|
Response fromMirage52|
Check out the TA rankings for restaurants and hotels/B&B's in HdG. tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g41187-Havre_de_… tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g41187-Havre_de_Grace…