McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, Poolesville

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Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area is a Wildlife Management Area in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is a large contiguous forest of varied habitat, situated between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal to the south, and Seneca Creek State Park to the east.
Acres of sunflowers are planted each year at McKee-Beshers WMA to attract game birds. Every July, these spectacular fields in full bloom also draw photographers, garden enthusiasts, and tourists.
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  • GPS led us to a parking lot. We hiked for the longest time in the hot sun and didn’t see sunflowers. After reading a posted map, we went to another parking lot and had a very short walk to a glorious....  more »
  • McKee Bershers is totally worth a trip and it’s free. You feel like you’re in France and in a Monet painting. It’s off River Road in Poolsville/Potomac, MD. follow the map that’s on McKee website...  more »
  • A must see. Flowers are in full bloom for 2 weeks. Beware of bees and ticks. No restrooms or benches. Not a park but a wildlife center. Go to experience the beauty that is nature
  • Breathtaking sunflower fields. Great short walk, was quite sunny and warm the day we went so the trip was cut short but plenty of great photos taken and memories made! Parking and entry are free, but please don't pick the flowers. They aren't meant for personal collecting.

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