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“Great wetlands ecology, well-marked trails if that is your thing”
Dec 15, 2016
“Great place to visit!”
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, operated by Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, consists of 1,700 acres of open water, tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, pine and sand barrens...more
Very nice well-marked and maintained not too challenging trails of various lengths through research area for wetlands ecology on the east side of the Patuxent River's Jug Bay. Small rustic visitor's center with good information and nice rest rooms. Simple but interesting interactive exhibits. Viewing...More
I have been here many times--hiking on my own, with friends or family, or hikes organized by the Sanctuary. I also love to take photos here and participate in their unique educational programs. It is an amazing resource. The welcome center has some exhibits that...More
I took my three year old sons to Jug Bay, looking for a place where my littles could explore outside. I was so happy with my choice!!
We started off in the visitors center where we found clean bathrooms, some animals to see and a...More
Gorgeous park, somewhat off the beaten path, along the Patient River. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing and boating are all attractions of this gem. And don't miss the Americana exhibit, a short walk from the park office. Just 10 minutes southeast from the 301/...More
I love this woodsy place! It has abundant trails and wildlife. We spotted Ospreys, a wood duck, a heron, frogs, dragon flies and fish in the marsh and Indian Pipe fungi, delicate wildflowers and five-line skinks along a trail. The boardwalk down by the marsh...More
I was so impressed with my initial visit that I changed my 1 day pass into an annual membership, because I know I'll return often to observe and photograph the abundant birds in the preserve. Highly recommended for birders, photographers, or even as a great...More
lmv130, Naturalist at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2016
We're thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience here at Jug Bay! Please come back again soon!
We took the boardwalk through the wetlands, it was beautiful and felt like we were really in the middle of nature. We then continued on the trail that offered a few overlooks. My only disappointment is that they close at 5 instead dusk like most...More
Jug Bay is a great place to get close to nature. The boardwalk makes it easy to get around and you can spend time in several different habitats. There are always birds to see and it's easy to take some nice pictures. The staff there...More