Jug Bay Nature Preserve at Waysons Corner

Jug Bay Nature Preserve at Waysons Corner


The Nature Preserve at Waysons Corner is a success story of community action. The property was once slated to be a Target store but the community came together to protect the land. Ultimately the development was stopped and the property was purchased by Anne Arundel County in 2008. Now it provides habitat for many plants and animals and a greenspace for all who use it. This 30-acre corridor along Galloway Creek is on the west side of Route 4 adjacent to the Glendening Nature Preserve. The Nature Preserve at Waysons Corner hosts a mile long loop trail with a connector that leads to a picnic area and a natural discovery area which is wonderfully designed for the imaginations of young children. Visitors can park next to the Sunoco gas station or along Sands Road. Find younger woods on the north end and older growth to the south, along with the meandering Galloway Creek.


Hours of Operation:
Daily, Dawn – Dusk


No Bicycles or other wheeled vehicles please.

Leashed pets only. Pick up after your pet.


Cost of Entry: Free



Phone: 410-222-8006


Sands Road Entrance: 5490 Sands Road, Lothian, MD 20711

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


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