Hours & Fees

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Proper - McCann Wetlands Center
1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Entrance fee: $6 per vehicle 
$5 per vehicle for the physically challenged (*see fee exemptions below).
Cash or check only; at this time we cannot accept credit cards for the entrance fee.
Open to the general public:

Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 9 am - 5 pm (March-November only)

*Fee Exemptions
  • Free entrance for active military, veterans, and their families (ID required). 
  • Annual Friends of Jug Bay (FOJB) memberships are offered at different levels that include parking privileges; call 410-741-9330 for more information. 
  • We also offer two free public days during peak season.

Glendening Preserve (Wrighton entrance)
1290 Wrighton Rd, Lothian, MD 20711
Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Glendening Preserve (Plummer entrance)
5702 Plummer Ln, Lothian, MD 20711
Mon-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Patuxent Wetland Park
1426 Mt. Zion Marlboro Rd, Lothian, MD 20711
No vehicle entrance fee
Open daily, dawn - dusk

Wootons Landing Wetland Park
4550 Sands Rd, Harwood, MD 20776
No vehicle entrance fee
Open daily, dawn - dusk


Holiday Closings 
The Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Proper is closed to the public on these official county holidays:

New Year's Day
Easter Sunday
Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day