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Black Hill Visitors Center
20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, Maryland 20841
Directions and Map
Hours of Operation:
April 1st through October 31st
11a.m. - 6 p.m. (7 days a week)
Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
Nature Programs: 301-528-3492
Group Program Scheduling:
Visitor Center Staff:
Black Hill Visitor Center, located in Boyds, Maryland, is the site for Black Hill Nature Programs. The Center sits atop a hill overlooking Little Seneca Lake in the 2,000+ acre Black Hill Regional Park. 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.
Program participants can kayak Lake Seneca’s many nooks and crannies looking for beaver, waterfowl & turtles, or they may learn how ancient peoples survived the changing Piedmont seasons. The littlest ‘naturalists’ can hear stories as they take a ride on the Kingfisher pontoon boat; adults can add birds & butterflies to their life lists as our expert guides point out wildlife hotspots.
Have your checked out our Live Web Cam! watch here
Come celebrate the Monarch
butterfly’s inspiring metamorphosis
and incredible journey. We’ll have
exhibits, face painting, story times, crafts,
movies, Monarch tagging and more! All FREE activities.
Be a good steward and help Montgomery Parks improve public lands for people and wildlife. Here's your chance to make a difference at Black Hill Regional Park and feel good doing so! Contact the Nature Programs staff at 301-528-3484 to find out how you can get involved. Click here for details
Black Hill has a new Little Free Library. What is a Little Free Library?
It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and
pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!
View the new Visitor Center sign.
Black Hill Visitor Center
and Black Hill Nature Programs
Tuesday mornings our volunteer gardeners will be maintainting the gorgeousgardens outside the Visitor Center, if you'd like to help... meet them at 9 am on any Tuesday morning.
From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and Fall special events and festivals, you’ll find fun, convenient and affordable ways to entertain your entire family in Montgomery Parks! Check out information on sports and athletic classes, nature and outdoors programs, ways to explore History in the Parks, Special Events , and more things to do! Start planning fall fun for the entire family today.
For all our Nature Programing,
please check the guide or
click here to see our offerings.
Call 301-528-3492 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: September 89, 2014