Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary/Visitor Center

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

Prince George's

Capital Region
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
Photo Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
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.
Sanctuary grounds: 7am-dusk; Visitors Center: 10am-5pm.
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November 6, 2018
Glenn W
I often bike from the house to the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 7 miles. It's an excellent viewing spot for migratory birds. They have an excellent wildlife center, geared toward students.
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September 22, 2018
Lovely area. Visited on a gorgeous autumn day with my dog. Lots of trails to walk. Very clean. Uncrowded. Great place for families to play & picnic. Looked like kids could run & play to their...
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September 6, 2017
Nature right here in my own backyard to fully enjoy. So peaceful and serene. Nature trails, informative classes, boating and a super staff.