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Oxbow Preserve Audio Tour

The Oxbow Nature Preserve consists of over 150 acres of wetland and lowland wood swamp in the floodplain of a former oxbow of the 
Little Patuxent River in western Anne Arundel County, Maryland.  In the early 1990s, the area was purchased by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources through the help of The Nature Conservancy.  More than 150 kinds of birds and almost as many plants have been identified in the preserve.

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Getting Started

Visit the preserve page to plan your visit and then download the audio tour map (PDF). The numbers marked on the map correspond to the audio files in the tour. You can select and listen to each track from the audio player below or download the files to your mobile device.

Remember - some of our secluded preserves are spectacular, but you may not get cell service. We recommend you download the recordings and maps before you visit. Need a little help saving the files? Check out our step-by-step guide!

Downloadable Files (mp3 format)

Audio tours 1 - 9

Audio tours 10 - 16

Audio tours 17 - 25



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