At a glance

Size: 45.38 Acres
Habitat: Wooded swampland with mix of deciduous and coniferous trees, a marsh and a stream.
Trails: Partial.
Notable birds seen: Broad-winged Hawk.
Parking: Yes. 1-2 cars on Guthrie Lane.
Facilities on site: NA

Additional Notes

Hunting is not permitted on this property but caution should be used when visiting during deer season.

The Chandler & Eleanor Robbins Sanctuary at Red Run (Garrett County)

In 1967, Chandler and Eleanor Robbins purchased this 45-acre property with the goal of preserving part of the ecologically-valuable Wolf Swamp wetlands. When Chandler passed away in 2017, he left the property to his children. Seeing it as a way to continue the preservation of the land, the Robbins children donated the property to the MOS for use as a bird sanctuary.

Red Run, an extension of Wolf Swamp to the south, passes through a portion of the property and continues north to the Maryland/Pennsylvania state line. An open marsh borders the run on either side, eventually giving way to woodlands. Eastern Hemlock and White Pines are the dominant tree species and ferns cover much of the ground. This property sits near the MOS Carey Run Sanctuary, Finzel Swamp and Savage River State Forest. It is bordered on all sides by private property.

To access the site, enter from Guthrie Lane. Parking for 1-2 cars is available near the road. Parking options on Meyersdale Road are very limited. Please be respectful of all neighbors and gain permission prior to parking anywhere but the designated parking space.

From Frostburg, go west on US-40 Alt 9.3 miles
Exit onto Guthrie Lane 200 feet
Turn right to stay on Guthrie Lane 0.25 miles
Parking spot and Sanctuary on right

Maintaining these precious resources requires much passion, time and effort from our wonderful volunteers. Ensuring that the sanctuaries are user-friendly and bird-friendly requires funding. If you wish to donate toward the ongoing care of your sanctuaries, please donate online (select “MOS Sanctuary Fund”) or download this donation form and send it to our Treasurer.

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Donation Total: $25.00