Coordinates : W 38-43-44N 76-41-49W
Address & Directions from a Major Highway :
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
11704 Fenno Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Traveling south on Route 301, beyond the Route 4 intersection, turn left onto Croom Road (Route 382). Turn left on Croom Road and follow to St. Thomas Church Road. Turn left on St. Thomas Church Road (watch carefully for oncoming traffic) and continue to Fenno Road. Follow Fenno Road, and signs, to the Sanctuary.
Public or Private : Maryland Department of Natural Resources, State Forest & Park Service
Site Access (days & hours) :
The Visitor Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends (November 1-March 31); and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends (April 1-October 31).
The Wildlife Sanctuary and hiking trails are open 7 a.m . to sunset daily all year, except New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day .
Parking: (number of spaces, distance to the water) : 18
Fees : A service charge of $2 per vehicle is payable at the entrance. Most programs are free or reasonably priced.
Wheel Chair Access : Yes
Toilets : Yes
Picnic tables : Yes
Camping : Yes