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Conowingo Dam

4960 W City Ave, Darlington, MD 21034
+1 410-457-5011
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Conowingo Dam

An enjoyable stop after crossing the Susquehanna River from Cecil County into Harford County, MD... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Betty C
North East, Maryland
Powerful dam and good birdwatching spot.

It was our third or forth trip to the Conowingo Dam and this powerful large hydroelectric dam in... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
New Jersey
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A great place to observe bald eagles.
  • Excellent62%
  • 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 10 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 14 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 30 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 30 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 25 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
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Came to photograph the eagles. Great location for seeing hundreds of eagles fishing. Call for dam reports of water release for best eagle activity.

1  Thank Eric G
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Some reviews talk about "Eagle Day" at the Conowingo Dam. That may be special but we just showed up mid November and did not see a major water release underway yet got to view so many eagles you had to swat them away with your...More

3  Thank smokeater55
Reviewed 27 November 2016

We took a trip up to the dam to see the Bald Eagles and we were not disappointed. All type of birds are up there feeding on the fish coming through the dam. People are fishing at the water edge and many photographers taking pictures....More

1  Thank Ortiz8384
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
fishing good from pier. what to catch. is there handicap parking
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.
Mary N
Is it too late to come and view the Eagles? If not, when is the best time of day? Can you recommend a good hotel close by?
19 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.