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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.

Ksenia Pro

Thursday, May 3, 2018
Love coming here with my family - lots of picnic areas, playgrounds, lake, bat ramp, kayaks and paddle boats for rent. There's a center for kids where they can learn about nature. There's also a good size dog park and lots of trails around the lake


Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Such an awesome place. My family have been visiting this place since my kids were very young. We came here for fishing and yes we did catch some. Also boating is great here in summer. You can also do picnics and host any type of parties. I think no alcoholic beverages allowed here. You have to reserve the booth though. There is a dog park as well. And you can go on a long hike. Ride your bike or go for jogging. Trails are really nice. We recently had 5K walk and run here. It is really nice place to bring your kids for playing or just to toss the freebie around. Your pets will also appreciate you for bringing them here. I have always seen big birthday parties at get together.

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