“Scales & Tales” is an educational program using injured, non-releasable birds of prey and reptiles native to Maryland. Featured at the Rocky Gap State Park Aviary are many birds that have been injured and cannot be released or have been raised in captivity and could not survive in the wild.
This one-of-a-kind program allows visitors the opportunity to view wildlife up close and hear the tales of how the animals became part of the program.
If you are looking for something unique at your next gathering, a Scales & Tales program can be scheduled as part of your special event. To check for program availability, scheduling or to receive information on program costs, please contact the park office at 301-722-1480 or via e-mail to Ranger Barger at [email protected]
The Rocky Gap State Park Aviary does not have regularly scheduled open hours. However, visitors may schedule a visit Labor Day through Memorial Day based on staff availability. Modified hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day allow visitors to observe feeding and training of the birds. For an additional service charge, visitors may reserve a private Critter Encounter or Aviary Tour. Contact Park Headquarters at 301-722-1480 for more information on Scales & Tales or an updated program schedule.
12500 Pleasant Valley Road
Flintstone, MD 21530