Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary/Visitor Center

11704 Fenno Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Get Directions
Phone: 301-888-1377
Toll Free: 800-784-5380

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Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
Home to the Western Shore's largest concentration of wintering Canada geese (5,000+), also offers habitats for a wide variety of birds and mammals.
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 11 reviews
September 12, 2016
I live in the community and often horseback ride through Merkle quite frequently. Beautiful, quiet trails, along the Patuxent River, views of ospreys, Bald Eagles and other water fowl. Occasional...
June 27, 2016
Kelly D
We have been bringing our two boys here since they were little. It is a great place to hike and reconnect with nature. Park staff is friendly. The trails are excellent for dogs (on leashes) and it is...
June 15, 2016
We have been here several times over the past few years, and we never fail to see something interesting. There are many deer roaming the sanctuary and the birds in residence vary with the season...