Friends of Patuxent


                                           Friends o  Patuxent  

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The electric tram travels through the Great Eastern Hardwood Forest surrounding Lake Redington.  Starting from the National Wildlife Visitor Center, the tram progresses through several different types of habitats prompting discussion and interpretation of: the animal inhabitants of those habitats, how the habitats change, threats encountered by the animal life, wildlife conservation efforts conducted by the refuge, and research conducted by the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. The tour concludes back at the Visitor Center with a discussion of wildlife conservation efforts which can be pursued by everyone who is concerned about the future of wildlife on our planet.

Tram Tours are seasonal and are weather -dependent.

2014 schedules below are subject to change. 
Call 301 497-5772 to confirm  schedule.


Public Tram Tours:
Public tours are available: weekends

(mid-March through mid-November) weekdays (summer).


Tickets: $3 per person.  
There is no charge for children age 2 and under who do not require a seat.


Weekend Schedules:
     Spring:  March 15 - June 22

     Late Summer: August 31 - November 16.

     11:30AM, 1:00PM, 2:00PM, and 3:00PM


Weekday Schedule: (Summer Only - June 23 to August 30)
11:30AM, 1:00PM, and 2:00PM