Visitor Note: On October 1, participants in the IRONMAN competition will be biking around Blackwater NWR, so expect more traffic than normal on our local roads.
See the results of our 2016 Mid-Winter Eagle Survey at Blackwater NWR.
The Friends of Blackwater offer college scholarships to Maryland students. If you know a student who might be interested, visit our scholarship page for more information.
Check our events calendar to find fun things to do at Blackwater like our free bird walks.
Learn about the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument.
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.
Buy the new Duck Stamp and get free access to any refuge
open to the public.
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.
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.