• Monocacy National Battlefield, Best Farm


    National Battlefield Maryland


The battlefield has several freshwater resources within its boundaries. The major water body is the Monocacy River which runs right through the center of the park. Bush Creek and several other streams empty into the Monocacy river providing a network of waterways. In addition to the streams, the park has a pond located next to the visitor center. During the summer of 2003, Frostburg State University conducted a sampling of fish species within the park and looked at species richness and diversity. Thirty-six species were found within the sites evaluated. Because the park has diverse freshwater resources, the park can support fish populations that have different habitat specifications. Species such as the Greenside Darter prefer the swift moving currents of the Monocacy River; while other species such as the Common Carp, prefer the tranquility of the pond.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

White-tailed deer are found in abundance on the battlefield. The rising population of deer has an intense affect on the herbaceous and woody plants found within the park, and several studies have recently been conducted on the effects of the overpopulation of deer. More...