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Conowingo Dam

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4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
+1 410-457-5011
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Eagle Watching Paradise

I take my students there every semester and it is an awesome place to watch eagles fish, call, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lochloosa-West-Ranch
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Ennis, Montana
Be prepared to spend time here

Spent a wonderful couple of hours here last week watching bald eagles, cormorants and other water... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
Martina O
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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A great place to observe bald eagles.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bald eagles” (38 reviews)
“bird watching” (6 reviews)
“catching fish” (4 reviews)
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4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
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+1 410-457-5011
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"bald eagles"
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"bird watching"
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"catching fish"
in 4 reviews
"species of birds"
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"wash hands"
in 2 reviews
"pair of binoculars"
in 2 reviews
"blue heron"
in 3 reviews
"follow the signs"
in 2 reviews
"susquehanna river"
in 8 reviews
"public swimming pool"
in 2 reviews
"great place to watch"
in 2 reviews
"interesting information"
in 2 reviews
"nearby trees"
in 2 reviews
"visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"black vultures"
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"water release"
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"viewing spot"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I take my students there every semester and it is an awesome place to watch eagles fish, call, and perch within easy photo taking distance. Its a great place to take visitors and enjoy a nice sunny day.

1  Thank Lochloosa-West-Ranch
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Spent a wonderful couple of hours here last week watching bald eagles, cormorants and other water birds catching fish and flying near the dam. There are picnic tables available in the event that you really want to spend time here. Don't forget binoculars and a...More

Thank Martina O
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Eagle watching and well....this is right there! They were releasing water so a very nice rainbow and turbulent water. Powerful!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

The dam itself is a place of history and how it was made . During the summer there is a public swimming pool . Must drive over the dam to get the experience. There is no fee to drive over but there is a fee...More

1  Thank deb81661
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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a must do for all birders, naturalists, photographers, and fishermen. We visited the dam on a balmy Friday afternoon. There was ample free parking however on busy weekends there is a shuttle bus to the upper parking area up the hill. To our...More

1  Thank Gershwin12
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Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

This place was fantastic place to view the bald eagles. I went there expecting a couple of eagles but ended up seeing upto 50+. Great place for bird watching

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

This is an excellent spot to see and photograph bald eagles. There are other species of birds, but the eagles are the stars. Parking down below quickly fills up in the morning, so I advise parking up top and riding the shuttle (school bus) down...More

1  Thank Michael D
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

During November and December this is a great place to spot bald eagles. The crowds are getting pretty big now and if you don’t get there before 9 am you will probably have to park it the shuttle bus area. The shuttle runs Thur-Fri. We...More

2  Thank PAski88
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Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Conowingo Dam with family to check out the variety of birds. We saw about 30 bald eagles, adults and juveniles!! As well, lots of cormorants, black vultures, blue herons. There was a sign warning about the destructive nature of the vultures, but they...More

Thank jennygirl57
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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

The dam area is great for watching eagles and other birds including large numbers of black vultures. There's a walking trail along the river and points where you can walk down to the river. As we were walking we heard an eagle and a very...More

2  Thank William F
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DesnaDC
June 17, 2018|
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Response from Martina O | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of parking spaces right at the viewing area of the dam. Make sure you do not park at the entrance but drive through, my brother made that mistake and came back to find his truck covered by vultures who tore... More
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Hideme1454
February 20, 2018|
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Response from deb81661 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of eagles not crazy crowded
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Craig C
January 10, 2018|
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Response from Wandererr8 | Reviewed this property |
By a friend who lives in the area, I was told that Early November to mid-late December is the best time....you may catch some as late as Feb. I was there during thanksgiving and saw 50-75 eagles
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