Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian

#29 of 45 in Wildlife in Maryland
Welcome to the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Facebook page managed jointly with the Friends of Jug Bay - a non-profit organization that acts to preserve the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and support its education and research programs.

The Sanctuary is operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, and is a component of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland. It includes over 1600-acres and 12 miles of trails. Habitats include forest, meadow, and one of the largest freshwater tidal wetlands on the East Coast.

We welcome public visitors from 9am-5pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We also welcome inquiries from community and school groups for our education and nature programs. For more information, visit the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary website at www.jugbay.org.
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  • Was a great day for hiking. Several trails which can be walked separately or combined for longer walks. I did a 3-mile hike today. Signage was excellent. That’s critical in the Fall with leaves...  more »
  • Cute little trail, we traveled a mile with small children and a stroller and saw evidence of birds, we found beautiful feathers, saw fish and crayfish and evidence of muskrats and beavers. There are.....  more »
  • The staff was super friendly and helpful. The trails were easy to follow.
  • The Jug Bay wetland Sanctuary is a great place for bird watching. So many Ospreys, and other flying friends. if you get lucky, you might see a beaver, otter, or muscrat swimming around. Keep your eyes out for snakes. There dirt paths and boardwalks all through the sanctuary to get you right in the action. Bring your binoculars and a snack, check out the welcome station. There's a $6 fee per car as well.
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