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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

#1 of 29 things to do in Cambridge Features Animals
2185 T Wallace Drive, Route 1, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 410-228-2677
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SKIP the Key Wallace Trail - DO the Wildlife Drive

We walked the Key Wallace trail this past weekend. The trail is easy and flat. But there was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Luuuv2travel2
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Fairfax, Virginia
Outstanding Visitor Center

We did the driving tour as were are not able to walk easily byt did manage to see turtles, osprey... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
jemdc35
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A good place to observe avariety of migrating birds.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bald eagles” (77 reviews)
“bird watching” (14 reviews)
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2185 T Wallace Drive, Route 1, Cambridge, MD 21613
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+1 410-228-2677
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked the Key Wallace trail this past weekend. The trail is easy and flat. But there was absolutely nothing to see. We heard a few birds and saw maybe 2. There were no squirrels, no deer, etc. But there were plenty of bugs. Our...More

Thank Luuuv2travel2
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did the driving tour as were are not able to walk easily byt did manage to see turtles, osprey, huron and many other bird species. The Visitor Center had an excellent history of the people indigenous to the area as well as a small...More

Thank jemdc35
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Peaceful, quiet and without the usual crowds in June. Able to drive the road without being hurried by other motorists. Visited in the late afternoon so able to view a wide range of bird life.

Thank Leanne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is your typical wildlife estuary. You can walk, bike or drive to see a lot. We saw bald eagles at their nests feeding their babies. Worth the time to go and see. Bring your binoculars!

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an absently gorgeous day walking the trails of this refuge. The paths are plentiful and the setting is so peaceful; it really was a perfect place to get away. While we walked, most people were driving or cycling. The next time, we would...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After we stopped by the visitor center, we drove a self service entrance fee per car. 6 miles self guided driving tour. Lots various birds. It is a great place with a small fee.

Thank T H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

More eagles than anywhere else around . Have been going here since I was a kid and it never gets old. Great visitor center and unique gift shop. Bike it ,hike it,or drive it. Either way you can't go wrong.

Thank Mark K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at black water refuge we learned a lot about how the refuge provided food for migrating birds and butterfly's. They had some really nice taxidermy depicting the local raptors and other animals. We had a lovely time looking for Eagles...More

Thank katlehker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was visiting the area in Feb/March for work so I made the time to check out this refuge. Well worth it! The auto tour was excellent. It offered plenty of places to stop and check out a variety of different habitats and provided ample...More

Thank HopheadWI
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The visitors center was staffed by a volunteer who enthusiastically shared advice on where to see particular birds and other creatures in the park. The visitors center has a marvelous bird cam featuring an osprey nest. The wildlife drive is dotted with stopping points that...More

Thank equinoxWashDc
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Mary M
I would like to come there for the first time and want to know if I can bring my dog if she does not leave the car?
13 November 2016|
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Response from travelexplorer27 | Reviewed this property |
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
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Mary M
I would like to come there for the first time and would like to know if I can bring my dog if she does not leave the car.
13 November 2016|
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Response from Beth D | Reviewed this property |
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
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vatraveler088
distance from easton, md
26 July 2016|
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Response from Jeff S | Reviewed this property |
27 miles thru Cambridge. 40 minutes.
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