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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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Current Programing

Black Hill Nature Programs

Please register and pay for all attendees. Registration is required unless otherwise noted.
To reach the naturalist staff, please call 301-528-3493 or the Administrative Assistant at 301-528-3481
or e-mail us at

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The current Visitor Center hours are:
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday ~ 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday ~ 11 am – 6 pm

Notice: Road Closure
There will be a temporary road closure to Black Hill Regional Park, beginning on or about June 8th 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.
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Teachers: if you would like to receive information about upcoming trainings or programs
contact Katrina Fauss via e-mail at

Mark your Calendars for Upcoming Events at Black Hill!

tagged monarch butterflyMonarch Fiesta Day ~ Saturday, September 17 (11 am - 3 pm)


A listing of ALL programs offered by Montgomery Park Nature Centers can be found in Nature News.

Registration Information

Registration is required, and all children must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise noted.

Sign up for your ActiveMONTGOMERY account today!Remember, beginning fall 2015, you'll need to use ActiveMONTGOMERY to register for classes. This new systems allows you to register for classes and programs hosted by both Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation! Visit today and set up your new account!

Registration for Summer 2016 has begun!


Weather-Related Cancellations Notice

During inclement weather, Nature Facilities follow Montgomery County Public School closures, delayed openings and early releases. If school is closed due to inclement weather, all children's programs are cancelled. Cancellation of adult programs is determined on a case-by-case basis. When in doubt, call us and check our Facebook page for updates. 301-528-3492

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Page Updated: July 19, 2016