Weather Related Closures
The Blackwater NWR Visitor Center and/or Wildlife Drive may be closed during and after severe weather (such as winter storms) for safety purposes. To check the status of the refuge, please call 410-228-2677 and enter extension 7620 (if no one answers the phone).
Marsh Edge Trail Closed
The Marsh Edge Trail, located on Wildlife Drive, is currently closed to limit disturbance to nesting eagles and other birds. The trail will reopen in mid-August.
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The Delmarva peninsula fox squirrel (DFS) is a large tree squirrel that lives in mature hardwood and pine forests throughout the Delmarva peninsula. Recently removed from the endangered species list, this squirrel is still a rarity on the eastern shore, with Blackwater refuge hosting the largest natural population.