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 

There will be partial closures to areas of North Tract on the dates below.
On Saturdays (April 17, 24, May 1,8, 15, 22). Closed areas will re-open at Noon.

    Trails Closed Include: Pine, Telegraph Road, and Little Patuxent River

On Mondays (April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24) and Thursday May 6 . Closed areas will re-open at Noon.

Trails Closed Include: Wild Turkey, South Road, and Forest