This is Little Seneca Lake, a 505-acre lake located in Black Hill Regional Park in Montgomery County, Maryland. Like all lakes in Maryland, it is man-made, created by the WSSC (Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission) as an emergency water supply for the Washington DC metro area. It is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of forest, meadow, and lake habitats that host diverse flora and fauna. This view is from the Visitor Center deck and is a wonderful spot for watching sunsets throughout the year.
Black Hill Visitor Center is located in Boyds, Maryland, overlooking Little Seneca Lake in Black Hill Regional Park. The center is home to the Black Hill Nature Programs. The Visitor Center hosts an information desk, restrooms, exhibits, children’s corner, auditorium, and naturalist staff offices. It is a perfect place to get more information about the park, attend a nature program, or take a break to enjoy a glorious sunset Outside surrounding the center, are natural play spaces perfect for fun exploration, native plant gardens maintained by wonderful volunteers, a pond, meadow, and a one of a kind Earth Bench.