Come to the "Feed the Fowl" dance on August 2 and support migratory waterfowl. Learn more on the Dorchester Chamber of Commerce website.
The new Pollinator Sanctuary Trail is now open on the Wildlife Drive. Read the press release for more details.
Change in hunt fee collection is announced -- see the press release.
The Marsh Edge Trail has been closed due to bald eagle nesting activity near the trail. If the eagles have a successful nesting season, the trail will likely reopen around July.
Read about the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument.
The Friends of Blackwater have a scholarship fund for residents of the Maryland Eastern Shore counties of Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worcester, or Somerset. Read more to learn how young students can apply.
The Observation Point boardwalk is open and gives wonderful views of the river and marsh.
Buy the new Duck Stamp and get free access to any refuge
open to the public.
Visit our Hunt page to learn more about hunt season.
If you're a student interested
in interning at Blackwater, you can learn more on our
Visit our Mailing List
page to subscribe to our
online mailing list, which we use to update supporters
about special happenings related to Blackwater.
Blackwater Refuge is a Chesapeake Bay Gateway and one of your entry points to
enjoy the Bay and its watershed. Learn more about the Bay's stories, spirit, and
visiting the Gateways Network
Submit your personal Blackwater Refuge photographs for
use in our Refuge publications.
If you need driving directions to the Refuge or if you have other questions, please
visit our FAQ page to find helpful information about your visit.
Each season holds something special at Blackwater.
See our wildlife calendar
to find out what's in store for you during your next visit.
Check our events calendar to find fun things to do at Blackwater
and at other interesting locations on the Eastern Shore.
Read our online journal
to discover what visitors say about their experiences at Blackwater Refuge. Or visit
the journal to enter your own comments.
Try one of our
entertaining picture quizzes
and have fun while learning more about Blackwater.
Also, be sure to visit our wallpaper gallery and turn one of our featured photos
into your desktop wallpaper.