Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Major bald eagle nesting area and waterfowl wintering ground. Visitor center, wildlife drive, walking and paddling trails. A National Park Service Network to Freedom site.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Photo


Refuge: dawn-dusk
Visitor center: Daily, 9am-4pm.


2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge MD 21613
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  • ADA Accessible
  • Admission/Tickets Required
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Group Tour Rates Offered
  • Group-Friendly
  • On-site Motorcoach Parking
  • Student Group-Friendly
Rated 5 by kwluoto

October 11, 2020


Must see in Cambridge

The Blackwater Refuge is a must-see in Cambridge. The Refuge itself is actually fairly extensive. You can tour it by foot, car, bicycle, even kayak or canoe. There are walking trails, observation...

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Rated 4 by Plumbing1987

October 06, 2020



The refuge office was closed. We were able to take the driving tour that lasted about 30 minutes. Not much wildlife to see other than a few Osprey. We enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Rated 5 by 260John1

September 22, 2020


Great place to visit in the area

We enjoyed our visit- definitely worth it for $3.00. There are several places to stop along the drive to get out, walk around and look for wildlife. We saw small fish, butterflies and turtles.

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