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Patuxent Research Refuge. The mission of the refuge is to conserve and protect wildlife through research and habitat management, and to educate the public. The North Tract of the refuge is available for fishing. Educational programs are also available here. To enter, every visitor must check in and receive an access pass. A Maryland nontidal fishing license is also required for anglers. 230 Bald Eagle Dr., Laurel, MD, 20708. 410/674–3304; 410/674–4625 TDD. patuxent.fws.gov. Free. Daily 8–4.