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Black Hill Visitors Center

20926 Lake Ridge Drive

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 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 birds and butterflies to their life lists as our expert guides point out wildlife hotspots.


Elise Maxfield

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Love this place. Not too crowded but even when there are a good number of people around there is plenty of parking. They have kayaks and paddle boards and more to take out on the lake. The lake is enormous and you have pretty decent visibility into the water too so you can see some fish and turtles in the water. They have both paved and dirt trails that ramble through the park. There is a good amount of wildlife around too--just on a short walk today I saw a ground hog, fox, several Chipmunks, rabbit and deer. I don't believe there is a fee to enter either.

Timothy Hoffman

Saturday, May 26, 2018
The Black Hill Regional Park is a beautiful public park filled with woodlands, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and a lake. There are boats available and plenty of space for any activity. There is an educational garden shed complete with green roof, rain barrels, and tools for everyone to try gardening. There are flower beds to water with little watering cans, and a digging space for girls and boys to get into earth. Benches are scattered throughout the space do one can have a restful sit watching butterflies or the birds over the water. Dogs are welcome and a dog park is available to play off leash. Get outside and find your space!

Ryan Lee

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Great park to chill with friends. Kayak rentals are cheap and lots of fun. They also have a bunch of picnic areas with covers. Went here for a high school after graduation years back and it was a fun cheap time. Great for high school people.

Al Burrell

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Excellent place to walk, bike, & boat. Small boats for rent. Boat lanch. Electric motors & rowing in the lake. Picnic areas available. Very active today.

Kavi Patel

Monday, June 18, 2018
This place is the best natural park I have ever been to because it is just so open and everything is green there. They also have boat rentals there which is a newly constructed rental facility. By the way the rental facility is near the back and is not the same as the park office. The boat rental will be near the visitor center.

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