• young visitor petting horse

    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

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  • No public programs Monday August 25, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs on Monday August 25, 2014. Meet the Dairy Cow, the Wagon Ride, and Chicken & Egg programs will not be happening on this day. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

  • No public programs Wednesday August 27 through Saturday August 30, 2014 & Monday, September 1, 2014

    The Park will be open but there will be no public programs Wednesday August 27 through Saturday August 30, 2014 and Monday, September 1, 2014. Please call the park at 301.839.1176 if you have any questions.

Bald Eagle

bald eagle in tree

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

According to the Breeding Bird Survey, Maryland has increased its bald eagle population since 1989. Habitats for these birds can be found in National Park Service sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, including Oxon Cove Park.

Oxon Cove Park provides an excellent breeding habitat for the bald eagle. The Potomac River provides a food source of fish, waterfowl, and seabirds. Tall coniferous, deciduous trees, or cliffs near water provide a perfect nesting and roosting area for these birds.

Protection of existing nest sites and maintaining suitable habitat throughout tidal waterways are critical to the continued existence of the Bald Eagle.

Did You Know?

white farm house

The white farm house at Oxon Hill Farm was known as Mount Welby in the early 1800s. In 1891, Saint Elizabeths Hospital acquired Mount Welby and renamed it Godding Croft. The white farm house is the oldest structure in the park.