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Conowingo Dam

4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
+1 410-457-5011
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Bucket list for birders

This is a must do for all birders, naturalists, photographers, and fishermen. We visited the dam on... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Forest Hills, New York
via mobile
To photograph bald eagles

This place was fantastic place to view the bald eagles. I went there expecting a couple of eagles... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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A great place to observe bald eagles.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird watchers” (9 reviews)
“wash hands” (2 reviews)
4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a must do for all birders, naturalists, photographers, and fishermen. We visited the dam on a balmy Friday afternoon. There was ample free parking however on busy weekends there is a shuttle bus to the upper parking area up the hill. To our...More

Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place was fantastic place to view the bald eagles. I went there expecting a couple of eagles but ended up seeing upto 50+. Great place for bird watching

Thank Wandererr8
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent spot to see and photograph bald eagles. There are other species of birds, but the eagles are the stars. Parking down below quickly fills up in the morning, so I advise parking up top and riding the shuttle (school bus) down...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During November and December this is a great place to spot bald eagles. The crowds are getting pretty big now and if you don’t get there before 9 am you will probably have to park it the shuttle bus area. The shuttle runs Thur-Fri. We...More

1  Thank PAski88
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the Conowingo Dam with family to check out the variety of birds. We saw about 30 bald eagles, adults and juveniles!! As well, lots of cormorants, black vultures, blue herons. There was a sign warning about the destructive nature of the vultures, but they...More

Thank jennygirl57
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

The dam area is great for watching eagles and other birds including large numbers of black vultures. There's a walking trail along the river and points where you can walk down to the river. As we were walking we heard an eagle and a very...More

2  Thank William F
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I've never seen a dam quite like the Conowingo HYDRODAM. It is worth the stop to learn how it works and what it does. Photographers come to photograph Eagles. Lots of quirky venues around the area. Stop and check it out!

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

First visit right below the dam. Lots of fisherman were that which was really cool. Took a family member who was visit I g from Idaho. Took some good pictures. Need to go back with my GOOD camera.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Fisherman's Park, on the low side of the dam, is not to be missed. You can no longer walk on the dam wlakway, but the view is spectaular, the wildlife greta to see, including the eagles that like the area for the greta nesting locations....More

1  Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We live five minutes from Conowingo Dam specifically for eagle photography! My husband is a wildlife photographer that specializes in bird photography. There is no better place in the lower 48 states to photograph eagles on a regular basis than Conowingo Dam. COST: FREE PARKING:...More

10  Thank CamoCamera
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Questions & Answers
4 September 2017|
Response from tawny1956 | Reviewed this property |
Great time of year for birds. Bring your binoculars.
30 June 2017|
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Response from nomastomasalready | Reviewed this property |
Consult the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
22 April 2016|
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Response from Carol329 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, people were fishing when we were there - and catching. Men were walking off with more than one fish to take to their cars. Believe it is all ramps too to get down there to fish.