Jug Bay Natural Area We meetup in front of the visitor center. From Routes 50/301: Turn left on Croom Station Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Turn left on Croom Road (Route 382) and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Croom Airport Road and continue for 2 miles. The park entrance road is in 2 miles on the left. (There is a fairly large sign that says "Patuxent River Park" for the left turn off of Croom Airport Road.) Turn in the park entrance and follow the road 1.5 miles to the visitor center, parking area, and restrooms. We meet in the parking lot near the restrooms. Public Transportation: There is no public transportation to, or in, Jug Bay Natural Area. NOTE: Please remember to take the leader(s) number(s) with you but please respect the fact that we are all volunteers and there is often no cell coverage at trailheads and varies according to service provider. If you call very close to hike time, please understand that we are very busy with pre-hike preparations for ourselves in addition to group sign in, pre-hike briefing, and then leading the hike. It is also very difficult to provide instructions to someone while following them too, hence providing very detailed directions on this separate page. Leaders are advised to not answer phones once a hike is started so we don't miss a turn on the trail due to the distraction of a call. Thank you for your understanding and see you there!


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