Find your way to Jug Bay

Paddle over 2,000 acres of tidal freshwater marsh

Wander 19 miles of trails

Look for 300+ bird species

Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

Sanctuary Proper: Visitor Center, Main Office, Trails

Address: 1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711
Phone: 410-222-8006

*No pets please

Hours

OPEN: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (Closed Sundays Dec-Feb)

9:00am - 5:00pm

CLOSED: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Admission

$6 per vehicle

Free for Friends of Jug Bay Members (become a Friend today)

Free entrance for active military, veterans, and their families (ID required)

AACO Lifetime Senior Citizen permit accepted, but not sold here.

Plummer Road Entrance (Main Entrance)
5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian, MD 20711

Hours
Daily
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wrighton Road Entrance
1290 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Hours
Daily
9:00am - 5:00pm

*Leashed dogs allowed. Please pick up after your pet.

Sands Road Entrance
5490 Sands Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Hours
Daily, Dawn - Dusk

Southern Maryland Blvd Entrance
5481 Southern Maryland Blvd, Lothian, MD 20711

Hours
Daily, Dawn - Dusk

1426 Mt. Zion Marlboro Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Hours
Daily, Dawn - Dusk

4550 Sands Road, Lothian, MD 20776

Hours
Daily, Dawn - Dusk

Everything Butterfly Garden 

May 24, 2022 8:00AM—11:00AM

Jug Bay's Glendening Nature Preserve  5702 Plummer Lane Lothian, MD 20711

Cancelled – Pollinator Wednesday 

May 25, 2022 9:00AM—12:00PM

Jug Bay's - Emory Waters Nature Preserve  6032 Pindell Road, Lothian, MD 20711

Volunteer

Become a part of our highly dedicated group of volunteers who support the Sanctuary through education, citizen science, and stewardship.

Support the Friends of Jug Bay

Want to help preserve the beautiful habitats and wildlife of Jug Bay? Support the Sanctuary by becoming a member of the Friends of Jug Bay and help us in our mission to protect these unique ecosystems.

Learn more about all of the benefits our members receive.