At a Glance

Hours: Dawn to dusk.

Cost: Free.

Tips:  Waterproof footwear is advisable. ◾ No restrooms.

Best Seasons: Spring, summer, and fall.

Breeding Bird Atlas Block: Frostburg CW

Local MOS Chapter: Allegany-Garrett Bird Club

Finzel Swamp Preserve

305 Cranberry Swamp Road, Frostburg, MD 21532
(301) 897-8570

Finzel Swamp Preserve is located partly in Garrett  County and partly in Allegany County, but access is possible only from the Garrett County side. Please see the main entry for Finzel Swamp included under Garrett County in this Birder’s Guide.


Bottomland DeciduousConifers Old Fields, Shrubby Meadows Forested SwampFreshwater Marsh or FloodplainRivers & Streams


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