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Black Hill Nature Programs

Black Hill Visitor Center is currently open from 11 am –
5 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Black Hill Visitor Center is located in Boyds, Maryland, overlooking Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park. The center is home to the Black Hill Nature Programs.

The Visitor Center hosts an information desk, restrooms, exhibits, children’s corner, auditorium, and naturalist staff offices. It is a perfect place to get more information about the park, attend a nature program, or take a break to enjoy a glorious sunset

Outside surrounding the center, are natural play spaces perfect for fun exploration, native plant gardens maintained by wonderful volunteers, a pond, meadow, and a one of a kind Earth Bench.

Black Hill Regional Park is open for exercise and the enjoyment of fresh air, open, green space.

COVID-19: Be Smart. Do Your Part. Montgomery Parks Graphic. Parks and Trails are open for exercise. Trees. People walking, running, biking. Stay Six feet or more from others at all times.

Please practice Physical Distancing of 6 feet and refrain from gathering in groups for your safety and the safety of others.


Black Hill Nature Programs and Visitor Center is a Maryland Green Center as certified by the Maryland Association of Environmental and Outdoor Educators.

As a Green Center, we provide support to schools in Montgomery and Frederick Counties as they work to become Maryland Green Schools.  Black Hill Nature Programs provides curriculum-based field trips, sustainable practices guidance, Green School application support, professional development for educators and more!

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Campfire Ring Permits available 7 days a week, 3 hours/$100 permit fee. Firewood and fire starter materials are included. Call 301.528.3463 or email

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Recent Black Hill Nature Programs Videos

Skeletons in Our Basement

Duck Calling with Chaz

Make a Brook Trout