2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is located on the Eastern
Maryland, approximately 12 miles south of the town of Cambridge, in
County. Blackwater was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory
The Refuge includes over 27,000 acres, composed mainly of rich tidal
marsh characterized by fluctuating water levels and varying salinity.
habitat types include freshwater ponds, mixed evergreen and deciduous
and small amounts of cropland and managed impoundments that are
seasonally looded for waterfowl use. As a major stop on
the Atlantic Flyway, Blackwater is a vital haven for waterfowl, as well
as a sanctuary for the threatened American bald eagle, the endangered
Delmarva fox squirrel, and the recently delisted peregrine falcon.