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Chapel Point State Park

Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, 20677
Phone: 301-743-7613
www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/chapelpoint.html

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This little out of the way ramp has a very scenic setting and is ideal for car toppers, canoes or kayaks– no trailered boats allowed. Located on the beautiful and historic Port Tobacco River, the ramp is simply a low spot in the shoreline with a sand and gravel launch. No launch fee, parking is limited, gravel road to ramp. Route 301 to La Plata, take Route 6 West (Port Tobacco Road) left yield onto Chapel Point Road. Follow Chapel Point Road to park entrance on right (gravel road) and follow signs to the ramp.

Matoaka Beach Cabins

4510 Matoaka Ln. • PO Box 124, St. Leonard
Phone: 410-586-0269
http://www.matoakabeachcabins.com

Rustic cabins on Chesapeake Bayfront. Swim, fish, crab, fossil hunt, picnic and birdwatch. Sandy beach. Fossil hunting year round.

Parkers Creek Preserve

Managed by American Chestnut Land Trust
South Trail Head: On Scientists Cliff Rd. across from 2420 Aspen Rd., Port Republic MD, 20676

North Side Trail Head/Double Oak Farm: 676 Double Oak Rd, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mailing Address: PO Box 2363, Prince Frederick 20678
Phone: 410-414-3400 • Fax: 410-414-3402

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Fifteen miles of self-guided serene public hiking trails in two locations. Guided hikes are available from spring through fall. Guided canoe trips are offered from spring through fall on beautiful Parkers Creek. Check the online calendar of events for annual family events. Limited access for wheelchairs – must be arranged prior to visit.

Old Wallville School

1450 Dares Beach Rd., Prince Frederick 20678
Phone: 410-474-3862

Built in the early 1880s, the school is the oldest standing one-room schoolhouse for African American students in Calvert County. Offering education for grades 1 through 7, it was built in the early 1880s and remained in use until 1934. Located on the grounds of Calvert Elementary School.

Kings Landing Park

3255 Kings Landing Rd., Huntingtown 20639
Phone: 410-535-2661 • 410-535-5327 • Fax: 410-535-2661

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Kings Landing is a 260-acre park on the Patuxent River and Cocktown Creek offers a variety of outdoor activities.  A site for environmental education, the park features pastures, woodland and wetlands.  Amenities include picnic shelters with tables and grills, wetlands boardwalk, fishing pier, launch area for canoes and kayaks, swimming pool, shoreline, horse ring and Tom Wisner Hall (for indoor meetings and receptions).  Youth camping, horse ring, picnic shelters and hall require reservations. Wheelchair accessible.

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM)

10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard 20685
Phone: 410-586-8501 • Fax: 410-586-8503

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Experience, discover, learn and have fun at JPPM! Over 70 archaeological sites have been identified on the property, reflecting over 12,000 years of human occupation.  Tour exhibits in the visitor center and exhibit barn, browse the gift shop, hike miles of trails, discover the Indian Village, launch a canoe or kayak, rent the pavilion or just enjoy the beautiful views.

Also on the grounds is the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation and curation facility.  The lab also houses a number of major collections acquired through private donation to the Maryland Historical Trust.  All of these collections are available for research, education, and exhibit purposes to students, scholars, museum curators, and educators.

Flag Ponds Nature Park

1525 Flag Ponds Pkwy., Lusby 20657
Phone: 410-586-1477 • 410-535-5327 • Fax 410-586-3780

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Once a pound-net fishing station on the Chesapeake Bay, Flag Ponds Nature Park displays a remarkable variety of natural environments from sandy beaches to freshwater ponds and the forested heights of Calvert Cliffs. Hiking trails, fossil hunting, observation platforms, wetlands boardwalk, fishing pier, the beach and visitors center with wildlife exhibits. Picnic tables and grills are provided. No lifeguards or nettle nets. Swim at your own risk. Limited wheelchair access.

Calvert Cliffs State Park

10540 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby 20657
Phone: 301-743-7613 • Fax 301-743-9405

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Hike through this 1,460-acre wooded state park to the majestic Calvert Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay. Formed over 15 million years ago, the cliffs contain over 600 species of fossils.  Ideal for hiking, picnicking, fishing and fossil hunting.  Two-mile walk to the beach.  Large tire park.  Information available for pavilion rentals, youth camping or hunting.  Limited wheelchair access.

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

2880 Grays Rd., Prince Frederick 20678
Phone: 410-535-5327 • Fax 410-414-3473

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Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, a 100-acre ecological sanctuary, includes the northernmost naturally occurring stand of bald cypress trees in America. A nature trail features an elevated boardwalk. The Nature Center houses live animals and exhibits. Classes, demonstrations, field trips and special programs are offered throughout the year. Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.

Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center

13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons 20688
Mailing Address: PO Box 99, Dowell 20629
Phone: 410-326-4640 • Fax 410-326-4887

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Annmarie Garden, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, is a sculpture park and arts center located in scenic Solomons. Enjoy an exquisite collection of outdoor sculpture, much of it on loan from the Smithsonian Institution. The Arts Center features rotating exhibits, art classes, and gift shop. With a busy calendar of programs, special events and classes, visitors will enjoy exploring this exceptional attraction.