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

  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed through Thu 11 am – 4 pm
    Fri, Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 6 pm

  • Contacts:
    Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
    Nature and Group Programs
    Visitor Center Staff:

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Black Hill Nature Programs
in Black Hill Regional Park






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. The 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 Little Seneca Lake’s many nooks and crannies looking for beaver, waterfowl and 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 different birds and butterflies to their life lists as our expert guides point out wildlife hotspots.

Have your checked out our Live Web Cam? Watch here!


Notice Update: Old Baltimore Road between the entrance to Black Hill Regional Park and Clarksburg Rd (Rt. 121) is closed for six to eight weeks.  The park will only be accessible via West Old Baltimore Rd. from Rt. 355. Click here for the detour map.

For all Black Hill Spring and Summer Nature Programs
Please check the Nature News, Montgomery County Program GUIDE,
or click here to see our current offerings.

Black Hill Boat Rentals will be open six days a week
beginning this weekend, Memorial Day weekend,
Click here for details on hours & fees. blackhill_boating

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.

Nature Camps at Black Hill

                 children circle the earth

There is still room in the following Nature Camps:
Babes in the Park (6/8 - 12)
Outdoor Rangers (7/20 - 24)
And River Runners Reunion (8/3 - 7)

click here for details

Black Hill Teacher-Naturalist Position

Black Hill Nature Programs is currently accepting applications for teachers interested in our 2015 Teacher-Naturalist program. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. In the application packet below, you'll find relevant information to help you apply for these professional development opportunities. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Katrina Fauss at or call 301-528-3482.

Click here for our Educators' Resource Page and Application

Nature Camp Scholarships Available

Marv Kahn Memorial Nature Camp Scholarship

The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs (FOBH) are pleased to offer three Nature Camp Scholarships, named for a camp volunteer that loved Black Hill and the outdoors. 
If interested, please download the application and upon completion return to Jen Miller, 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD 20841

Please note the extended deadline!
Marv Kahn Scholarship

Page updated May 20, 2015