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Visit Blackwater!

Visit Blackwater!

Red Bellied Woodpecker

You can see incredible wildlife at the refuge every month of the year!

Wildlife Calendar

About the Complex

Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex

There are four refuges and 5 divisions in the complex.

Blackwater is managed as part of the Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex.

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About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

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Around the Refuge

  • News and Events

    All the latest announcements from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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  • 2015 - 2016 Hunting Information

    Turkey - USFWS.

    The new 2015-16 deer hunt information is now available for Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Visit our hunting page to download hunting maps and application instructions.

    Hunting at Blackwater
  • Raptor Cams

    Bald eagle - Woody Dawson.

    Check out the raptor cams at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Visitors can view the osprey nest and bald eagle nest either online or from the refuge visitor center. Learn more on the raptor cams page.

    Raptor Cams Page
  • Harriet Tubman

    Harriet Tubman Promo

    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is celebrating the life and history of Harriet Tubman, whose heroic actions helped many slaves escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

    Learn more about Harriet Tubman.
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Sunset at the refuge - Ray Paterra/USFWS.
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015
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