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Home > Visit a Gateway > Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge - Rock Hall, MD
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
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Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is a 2,285-acre island refuge at the confluence of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay in Kent County on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The refuge has a number of different types of Chesapeake Bay habitats, including 1000 acres of tidal marsh, 600 acres of upland forest, and 600 acres of croplands managed for wildlife and as a demonstration of Bay-friendly agricultural techniques.

Eastern Neck NWR serves as an important migration stopover and wintering area for thousands of waterfowl representing over two dozen species. In addition, the refuge is a major Chesapeake Bay staging and wintering area of the majestic tundra swan. Along with its valuable natural resources, Eastern Neck NWR has rich cultural and historical significance, with human occupation dating back thousands of years.

Hours: The trails and refuge are open every day from 7:30 am (sometimes earlier) to one half hour after sunset. Visitors must be out of the refuge by this time. The gate will be locked at one half hour after sunset.

The refuge office and bookstore/gift shop is open M-F from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm on most Saturdays, and from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on most Sundays.

Fees: There is no entrance fee at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.
For more information about Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge call (410) 639-7056 or visit the following website: http://easternneck.fws.gov/index.html.

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