Established in 1936 by executive order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Patuxent Research Refuge is the Nation's only National Wildlife Refuge established to support wildlife research. Today most of the research on the refuge is conducted by the US Geological Survey (USGS) through the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. View interactive exhibits, hike trails or take a seasonal tram tour through forest, wetland and meadow habitats at the National Wildlife Visitor Center. Explore miles of scenic hiking trails at both the Visitor Center and the Refuge North Tract entrances.
Lat: 39.05 Long: -76.82