Junior Duck Stamp 2017-18 Rotator

Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest

Blackwater NWR hosted the judging of the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest for Maryland on February 17, 2018.

Click here for contest details.

Around the Refuge

Youth Conservation Corps

YCC Logo

Blackwater NWR is offering summer employment for high school youths.

Learn more about the program.

News and Events

Bluebird on Sign

All the latest announcements from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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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.
Explore the Refuge!

Youth Fishing Day

Girl at Fishing Day

Join us on June 2 for a day of fishing fun for young people 15 and under!

Click here for details.

About the Complex

Chesapeake Marshlands NWR Complex

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

Read more about the complex
About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

Learn more about the NWRS