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  • Location:
    Black Hill Visitors Center
    20926 Lake Ridge Drive
    Boyds, Maryland 20841
    Directions and Map

  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed. through Fri. 11 am – 4 pm
    Beginning May 1st
    Wed. through Friday ~ 11 am - 5 pm
    Sat. & Sun. ~ 11 am – 6 pm

  • Contacts:
    Nature Programs information:
    Nature and Group Programs Reservations:
    Visitor Center : 301-528-3480

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Black Hill Visitor Center, located in Boyds, Maryland, is the home of Black Hill Nature Programs. The center sits atop a hill overlooking Little Seneca Lake in the 2,000+ acre Black Hill Regional Park and is home to Black Hill Nature Programs. The center is surrounded by a pond, beautiful gardens and our "Outdoor Classrooms" for public enjoyment. Park naturalists have explored the area in and around the lake, and have incorporated the best the region has to offer into a wide range of programs for all ages, in all seasons.

Check here for information on the Park and Boat Rentals.

For information on the Picnic Shelters at BHRP call the Park Permit Office at 301-495-2525 or
use this link ~ .

Notice: Road Closure
There will be a temporary road closure to Black Hill Regional Park, beginning on or about May 2nd for approximately 6 – 8 weeks.  A portion of West Baltimore Road will be closed from Lake Ridge Drive (entrance into the park) up to the intersection of Clarksburg Rd. (Rt. 121).  Entry into Black Hill Reginal Park at Lake Ridge Drive will only be available from Frederick Rd. (Rt. 355) to West Old Baltimore Road. Click here for the detour map.

Classes, Programs & Events

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events:

Annual Native Plant Sale ~ 4/29 - 5/1
Swallowtail butterfly on abutterfly weed plant

sponsored by FOBH ~Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs
check here for details, prices & plant list.

"Flocks & Farms Festival" ~ 5/22

Flocks and Farms

Take a break from the urban life and connect with nature at Black Hill Visitor Center’s Flocks and Farms Festival. 

On May 22nd from 1pm-4pm, enjoy FREE hands-on activities, games, lectures, crafts and fun with the entire family!

The Flocks and Farms Festival celebrates the conservation efforts of the Maryland Bluebird Society and Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve and learn how small changes make big impacts on our local wildlife.


Summer 2016 Nature Camp Registration

If you are registering your child for camp at Black Hill ~ take a look at the FOBH Marv Kahn Scholarship offer, scholarship application.


Spring ist here ..... and registration for our Summer Nature Camps
is in full swing... Open to see our 2016 Black Hill camp offerings.

Spring 2016 Offerings at Black Hill

For upcoming Nature Center programs, check out these resources:

Spring 2016 Nature News Spring 2016  Montgomery County GUIDE
Spring 2016 Nature News
Montgomery County
Spring 2016 Program GUIDE

or click here to see current offerings specifically at Black Hill .

Visit to set up your new account!Remember, use ActiveMONTGOMERY (not ParkPASS) to register for both Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation programs.
Set up your new account at today!

FREE Nature Programs for Montgomery County Schools!

Beginning this past fall, Black Hill Nature Programs as well as our sister Nature Centers began to offer free curriculum-based environmental education programs to all Montgomery County schools: public, independent and homeschools; grades K through 12. Check here for details

Weather Advisories

For the latest information on weather-related cancellations, please call ahead or visit our Facebook page prior to your visit. If you'd like to receive free alerts (in event of a major crisis, emergency, or severe weather event) for Montgomery County, sign up for Alert Montgomery.

Page updated April 22, 2016