Contact Info & Hours

Patuxent Research Refuge has two entrances to areas open to the public – South Tract and North Tract. (Covid-19)

 


South Tract – National Wildlife Visitor Center (directions)

10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop Laurel

MD 20708-4027 

 

Phone: 301-497-5770 (Contact Station) 

Weather Line: 301-497-5763 

Email: JD_Bolden@fws.gov

 

South Tract Hours    

 

Trails & Grounds- Open Daily, Sunrise - Sunset 

Closed on  Federal Holidays  

Visitor Center- (Currently Unavailable) 

Cash Lake Fishing Entrance Gate- (March 13th - October 6th, 2020) 

 

South Tract Closures   

Fire Road Trail will be closed from October 22 through February 4th 

Federal Holiday Closures: 11/26, 12/24, 12/25, 1/1, 1/18, 1/20, 2/15, 5/31

  

 

North Tract – Visitor Contact Station (directions)

230 Bald Eagle Drive

Laurel, MD 20724

 

Phone: 301-497-5770

Weather Line: 301-497-5763

Email:  JD_Bolden@fws.gov 

 

North Tract Hours

Visitor Contact Station & Grounds Open Daily 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. 

Closed on Federal Holidays 

 

Trail & Grounds Closures 

November 28th, 30th, Closed

December 1st - 5th, Closed

December 7th - 12th, Closed

December 19th, All dirt trails closed. Wildlife Loop is open along with Wildlife Viewing area and Little River Trail. 

December 21st - 26th, All dirt trails closed. Wildlife Loop is open along with Wildlife Viewing area and Little River Trail. 

December 28th - 31st, All dirt trails closed. Wildlife Loop is open along with Wildlife Viewing area and Little River Trail. 

December 24th- 25th, Closed

January 1st, Closed

January 8-9, Closed

January 18th, Closed

January 20th, Closed

February 1-3, All dirt trails closed. Wildlife Loop is open along with Wildlife Viewing area and Little River Trail. 

February 15, Closed