Merkle State Park Information

Location:

​Prince George's County

Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
11704 Fenno Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


Contact:

443-510-9920


Driving Directions:
  • From Annapolis: 32 miles
    Follow Route 50 West to Route 301 South. Continue on Route 301 South to Croom Road (Route 382). Turn left on Croom Road. Continue on Croom Road and turn left on St. Thomas Church Road, which will turn into Fenno Road. Continue until you see Sanctuary signs on your left at Merkle Road.
  • From Baltimore: 38 miles
    Exit Beltway (I-695) at Route 97 South. Follow to Route 3 South and then to Route 301 (joins at the junction with Route 50). Continue on Route 301 South to Croom Road (Route 382). Turn left on Croom Road. Continue on Croom Road and turn left on St. Thomas Church Road, which will turn into Fenno Road. Continue until you see sanctuary signs on your left at Merkle Road.
  • From Washington, D.C.: 11.7 miles
    From Beltway (I-495/95) follow to Exit 11 at Route 4 East (Pennsylvania Avenue) toward Upper Marlboro. Continue on Route 4 to Route 301 South. Continue on Route 301 South to Croom Road (Route 382). Turn left on Croom Road. Continue on Croom Road and turn left on St. Thomas Church Road, which will turn into Fenno Road. Continue until you see sanctuary signs on your left at Merkle Road.

Hours of Operation:

Grounds open sunrise to sunset/

Frank Oslislo Visitor Center: Open weekends 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Critical Area Driving Tour: The CADT is open for driving, hiking, biking, and horseback riding daily. The portion of the driving tour connecting Patuxent River Park to Merkle Wildlife is open Sundays, year round, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Hunting Policy:

No Hunting


Pet Policy:

Leashed pets are permitted at Merkle Wildlife