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Conowingo Dam

4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
+1 410-457-5011
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Eagle watching and well....this is right there! They were releasing water so a very nice rainbow... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
kimberly s
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Enola, Pennsylvania
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The dam itself is a place of history and how it was made . During the summer there is a public... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
deb81661
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A great place to observe bald eagles.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird watchers” (9 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 watchers"
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"species of birds"
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"wash hands"
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"pair of binoculars"
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"catching fish"
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"blue heron"
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"great place to view"
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"follow the signs"
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"parking spots"
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"taking pictures"
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"susquehanna river"
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"interesting information"
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"public swimming pool"
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"long lens"
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"nearby trees"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank kimberly s
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank deb81661
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Reviewed 9 December 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 7 December 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 30 November 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 20 November 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

1  Thank PAski88
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Reviewed 30 October 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 5 October 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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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I've never seen a dam quite like the Conowingo HYDRODAM. It is worth the stop to learn how it works and what it does. Photographers come to photograph Eagles. Lots of quirky venues around the area. Stop and check it out!

Thank Thomas K
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

First visit right below the dam. Lots of fisherman were that which was really cool. Took a family member who was visit I g from Idaho. Took some good pictures. Need to go back with my GOOD camera.

Thank COLEVILLE
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Hideme1454
21 February 2018|
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Response from deb81661 | Reviewed this property |
Lots of eagles not crazy crowded
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Craig C
11 January 2018|
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Response from William F | Reviewed this property |
November up until February are the prime times to see eagles 🦅 I was there in September and saw 3 eagles. One adult and two juveniles were trying to take a fish from the adult that went on for about 20 minutes and the adult... More
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emtpshort
4 September 2017|
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Response from tawny1956 | Reviewed this property |
Great time of year for birds. Bring your binoculars.
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