• young visitor petting horse

    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Maryland

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Saturday October 4, 2014 Program Change

    Our Meet the Dairy Cow, Chicken Program, and Park's Past tour of the historic house will be offered on October 4, 2014. However, the Wagon Ride will not take place. 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?

draft horses at White House

Each year the Oxon Hill Farm draft horses deliver a Christmas tree to the White House that is donated by the National Christmas Tree Growers Association.