Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region

1730 Eastern Neck Rd.
Rock Hall, MD 21661
(410) 639-7056

Plan Your Visit

The Bayscape Garden. Credit: USFWS
The windmill in the Bayscape Garden. Credit: USFWS


Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is located on Maryland's upper Eastern Shore, about 6 miles south of Rock Hall.

Driving Directions

From Maryland's western shore (Annapolis, MD):

Take U.S. Rt. 50/301 East across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge ($2.50 toll eastbound). Continue on Rt. 301 North after 50 and 301 split. Exit Rt. 301 North onto Rt. 213 North towards Chestertown. Continue on Rt. 213 North into Chestertown (see directions below).

From Points North

Take Rt. 213 South to Chestertown OR Take Rt. 301 South to Rt. 290 (Galena/Sassafras). Follow Rt. 290 South to Galena, MD. Continue straight through light onto Rt. 213. South Take Rt. 213 South to Chestertown (see directions below).

From Southern Eastern Shore

Take Rt. 50 West to Rt. 213 North. Take Rt. 213 North into Chestertown (see directions below).

From Chestertown, MD

In Chestertown, turn from Rt. 213 onto Rt. 291 West, Morgnec Road (also marked "to Rt. 20"). At the T-intersection, turn right onto Rt. 20 South towards Rock Hall. Follow Rt. 20 South for 12 miles to Rock Hall. At the blinking red light in Rock Hall, turn left onto Rt. 445. Follow Rt. 445 about 6 miles out of Rock Hall to the refuge entrance bridge.


The refuge is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to a half hour after sunset.

The Refuge Office is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. excluding Federal holidays.

The Visitor Contact Station/Friends of Eastern Neck gift shop is OPEN during the months of April through December from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including weekends. From January through March, it is OPEN from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., including weekends.

The refuge visitor contact station/Friends of Eastern Neck gift shop is CLOSED on the following days: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, and Easter.

Entrance Fee

There is NO entrance fee at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.


Pets must be on a leash at all times. Fires, camping, and off-road vehicles are not allowed on the refuge. Collection of plants or animals, or feeding or disturbing of wildlife, is prohibited.

Current Weather

Visit the NOAA Weather Service to find out about current weather in the area: NOAA Weather Service.

Additional Tourist Information

For more information about area restaurants, accommodations, local events, and more, visit the official Web site of Kent County, Maryland.

Last updated: December 20, 2011