Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region
 
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-2677

Driving Directions

Printable Refuge Map - (370KB PDF)

Printable Wildlife Drive Map - (674KB PDF)

From Easton, MD heading East (South):

From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, follow Route 50 East to Easton. From Easton continue south on Route 50 East. Cross over the Senator Frederick C. Malkus, Jr. Bridge (Choptank River Bridge) into the city of Cambridge. Continue on Route 50 (approximately 4 miles) through several traffic lights until you come to a traffic light just past the Dorchester Square Shopping Center (Center includes Wal-mart and Dollar Tree). You will see a brown sign directing you to the Refuge. Turn right at this light onto Route 16 West (Church Creek Road). Follow Route 16 straight through a traffic light at Maple Dam Road (Snow's Turn Exxon is on the corner). You will you pass the South Dorchester High School on your left. At the blinker light, turn left onto Egypt Road just past the school buildings (first road past the traffic light). You will see a parking lot with community buses across from Egypt Road. Follow Egypt road for approximately 7 miles and it will dead end at Key Wallace Drive. You will see a brown Refuge sign directing you to turn left onto Key Wallace Drive to go to the Wildlife Drive, or turn right onto Key Wallace Drive to get to the Refuge Office and to the Visitor Center. After turning right onto Key Wallace Drive, the Refuge Office (headquarters) will be the first building on the left (1/2 mile), and the Visitor Center will be the second building on your left (1 1/4 miles).

From Salisbury, MD heading West:

From Salisbury head west on Route 50. Once you are almost in the town of Cambridge, you will come to a traffic light with a gas station on your left and the entrance to the Hyatt on the right. Before the light there should be a large brown sign on the right directing you to the Refuge. At the light you should see the Dorchester Square Shopping Center with a Wal-mart and Dollar Tree. Turn left onto Route 16 West (Church Creek Road). Follow Route 16 straight through a traffic light at Maple Dam Road (Snow's Turn Exxon is on the corner). You will you pass the South Dorchester High School on your left. At the blinker light, turn left onto Egypt Road just past the school buildings (first road past the traffic light). You will see a parking lot with community buses across from Egypt Road. Follow Egypt road for approximately 7 miles and it will dead end at Key Wallace Drive. You will see a brown Refuge sign directing you to turn left onto Key Wallace Drive to go to the Wildlife Drive, or turn right onto Key Wallace Drive to get to the Refuge Office and to the Visitor Center. After turning right onto Key Wallace Drive, the Refuge Office (headquarters) will be the first building on the left (1/2 mile), and the Visitor Center will be the second building on your left (1 1/4 miles).

From Vienna, MD:

When coming off the Route 331 ramp, make a right at the 1st stop sign, then make a left onto Race Street toward Market Street. Take the 1st right onto Market Street (if you are on Race Street and reach Middle Street, you've gone a little too far). Market Street becomes Elliotts Island Road/Vienna Henrys Crossroads Road. Turn slight right onto Steele Neck Road. Stay straight to go onto New Bridge Road (you will pass Layton's Chance Winery on the left). Turn left onto Ravenwood Road. Turn right onto Drawbridge Road. Take the 1st left onto Decoursey Bridge Road (if you are on Drawbridge Road and reach Fork Neck Road, you've gone about 2.6 miles too far). Turn left onto Bucktown Road. Turn right onto Greenbriar Road (if you are on Griffith Neck Road and reach Lewis Lane, you've gone about 9.6 miles too far). Turn slight left onto Maple Dam Road/MD-341. Take the 1st right onto Key Wallace Road/Key Wallace Drive (if you are on Shorters Wharf Bridge Road and reach Sandy Island Road, you've gone about 5.4 miles too far). After turning right onto Key Wallace Drive, the Refuge Office (headquarters) will be the first building on the left (1/2 mile), and the Visitor Center will be the second building on your left (1 1/4 miles).

For GPS users

The address of the Blackwater NWR Visitor Center is 2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613.

Should you get lost...our phone number is (410) 228-2677 for the Visitor Center or 410-228-2692 for the Refuge Office. Happy traveling.

Last updated: December 30, 2013