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Conowingo Dam

4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
+1 410-457-5011
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An awesome outing!

Fisherman's Park, on the low side of the dam, is not to be missed. You can no longer walk on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oxford, Pennsylvania

We live five minutes from Conowingo Dam specifically for eagle photography! My husband is a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Darlington, Maryland
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A great place to observe bald eagles.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
+1 410-457-5011
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank CamoCamera
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Conowingo dam has a small and informative visitor center. The docent was very cheerful and helpful, and had a lot of information to offer, about local hikes, birdwatching, the history of the dam. There is a film that explains about the building of the...More

Thank crisr506
Reviewed 2 June 2017

An enjoyable stop after crossing the Susquehanna River from Cecil County into Harford County, MD. Driving down a small country road to the base of the dam is a different experience from driving on the main highway. At the base of this road at nearly...More

1  Thank Betty C
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It was our third or forth trip to the Conowingo Dam and this powerful large hydroelectric dam in the Lower Susquehanna River always looks impressive to me. I really like every opportunity to actually drive over the dam. Almost always you see birdwatchers in the...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Driving over the Conowingo Dam crosses not only a magnificent force of nature, but the force of humanity which wrestles with it. The goal...man and nature to perhaps understand each other. You see massive technology and broad natural beauty both brought to a standstill. Yet...More

Thank nomastomasalready
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This was a spur of the moment stop on a Sunday afternoon drive. We specifically went to see the dam but wound up catching sight of several eagles while we were there. A nice, economic, no frills stop.

Thank flidais53
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have been here many many times, it is getting so popular now but we love photographing the eagles fishing and in the towers around the dam. Nice path for walking along the river also. Different times of the year the eagles are everywhere, be...More

Thank grizzMaryland
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We were here on Jan 21. We pulled into the parking lot and there were a lot of people there with large cameras and binoculars. There was an eagle directly overhead. As we walked to the fence along the water, we could see lots of...More

Thank golfhorse
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We went on December 23, 2016 and only saw 1 eagle as we walked up, flying overhead with a fish. Then, nothing for the next hour except that same eagle perched on top of a tree and not moving. No "hundreds of eagles" as someone...More

Thank Daniel S
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29 June 2017|
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Response from nomastomasalready | Reviewed this property |
Consult the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
21 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.
Mary N
18 January 2015|
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Response from PhillyCityDweller | Reviewed this property |
We were there less than 10 days ago and there were lots of eagles to see. You could call the Conowingo Visitor Center at 410-457-5011 for hotel and other area information. They are very helpful.