Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a major ecotourism destination on Maryland's Eastern Shore, approximately 12 miles south of the town of Cambridge, in Dorchester County.
The refuge was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory birds and includes three paddling trails within its 27,000 acres.
Blackwater is a haven for over 100 American Bald Eagles, the Delmarva Fox squirrel and the peregrine falcon.
Visitor's can enjoy the refuge via driving, hiking, biking and/or kayaking.
Cambridge House Bed & Breakfast (877-221-7799) is located just 15 minutes from the Refuge.
Nominal entrance fee depending on type of vehicle.
US Rt. 50 to Rt. 16 West. Follow designated signs.
- Skill Level: Beginner
- Water Type: Flat/Sheltered Water