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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel © BILL HUNTER
About 200 yards from the Endangered Squirrel sign, I spotted this Delmarva Fox squirrel.
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Great Blue Heron © BILL HUNTER
Blue Heron on the shore line in search for food
BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
BLACKWATER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge, Maryland   21613
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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located 12 miles south of Cambridge, Maryland, was established in 1933 as a refuge for migratory waterfowl. The refuge includes more than 26,000 acres, composed mainly of rich tidal marsh characterized by fluctuating water levels and variable salinity. Other habitat types include freshwater ponds, mixed evergreen and deciduous forests, and small amounts of cropland and managed impoundments that are seasonally flooded for waterfowl use. <P>Originally established for migratory birds, primarily ducks and geese, Blackwater is one of the chief wintering areas for Canada Geese using the Atlantic Flyway. Geese number approximately 35,000 and ducks exceed 15,000 at the peak of fall migration, usually in November. <P>Blackwater is also haven for two of our nation's threatened or endangered species. The bald eagle (which has been upgraded from endangered to threatened) and Delmarva fox squirrels are regularly seen on the Refuge. <P>
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Area Campgrounds
Roaring Point Waterfront Campground
2360 Nanticoke Wharf Road
Nanticoke, MD
410-873-2553
Sandy Hill Family Camp
5752 Sandy Hill Road
Quantico, MD
410-873-2471
Taylor Island Family Campground
PO Box 156
Taylors Island, MD
410-397-3275
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Directions
Take Rt. 50 into Cambridge, MD. Turn south on to Rt. 16 at the Wal-Mart shopping center. Travel approx. 7 miles to the town of Church Creek. Turn left on to Rt. 335. Travel approx. 4 miles, then turn left at Key Wallace Drive. Travel 1.5 miles to the Visitor Center, or 3 miles to access the Wildlife Drive. <P>

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