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

  • Hours of Operation:
    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.
Interested in boating programs & lessons offered by the Naturalist Staff check dates here.

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

Notice: Road Closure
The park's main entrance at Lake Ridge Drive, will remain open off West Old Baltimore Road.
However, the entrance to West Old Baltimore Road can only be reached by Frederick Road (Route 355). From Clarksburg (Route 121) to West Old Baltimore Road it will remain closed for the next 6-8 weeks.
To See Detour Map


Classes, Programs & Events

New Program!

Black Hill Nature Programs is offering a new Preschool Program.

Sign up at
course # 234424 ~~ "Preschool in the Park."

Poster for the new Preschool in the Park

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events:


Monarch butterfly on flowersMonarch Fiesta Day
Saturday, September 17 ~ 11 am - 3 pm

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.

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: July 19, 2016