Warrior's Rest Sanctuary
The 235-acre Warrior's Rest property is both a special natural resource and a cultural resource that ACLT manages for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
The Warrior's Rest property was owned by Calvert County physician Page C. Jett from 1955 until 1995 when Dr. Jett's heirs sold the property to the State of Maryland. The Jett Family planted the grounds with a wide variety of specimen plants and trees, thereby creating the Warrior's Rest Holly Grove and Arboretum. The ACLT maintains the holly arboretum (see opportunities for volunteers).
All ACLT-owned properties and most of the state-owned properties that ACLT manages are open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk for passive recreation using our 15 miles of trails. The Warrior’s Rest Sanctuary, as well as the beaches and the majority of the marshes surrounding Parkers Creek, have limited public access as required by the landowner—the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. This property was purchased with special funds for the protection of the federally endangered Northeastern Tiger Beetle and the Puritan Tiger Beetle. There is only one place in the entire state where these species live and breed—the Calvert Cliffs and associated beaches. Federal and state law mandate that this area be managed primarily for endangered species protection, not recreation. Policies controlling Access to the Warrior's Rest Sanctuary.
Understanding the need for the public to learn more about the Parkers Creek watershed, the state has made accommodations for the general public to access the property for scientific and educational purposes. Individuals and groups may apply to ACLT to access the property for these purposes. Application Form. A second Canoe Usage Agreement form is required if the use of canoes is requested.
In addition, ACLT is allowed to invite the public to visit the property a limited number of times per year. ACLT's Guided Canoe Trips leave from the Warrior's Rest Sanctuary. In addition, ACLT's Annual Greens Sale and Hayride in December each year provides another opportunity for the public to visit the property. See ACLT Annual Events.