This 260-acre park on the Patuxent River offers pastures, woodlands and wetlands including picnic shelters, a boardwalk, fishing pier, launch area for canoes and kayaks, swimming pool, horse ring and a hall for indoor meetings and receptions.
3255 Kings Landing Rd., Huntingtown 20639
Phone: 410-535-2661 • 410-535-5327 • Fax: 410-535-2661
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.
10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard 20685
Phone: 410-586-8501 • Fax: 410-586-8503
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.
Sharp-eyed visitors may find sharks teeth and other Miocene fossils along Flag Ponds
A short, half-mile hike brings you to the park’s
1525 Flag Ponds Pkwy., Lusby 20657
Phone: 410-586-1477 • 410-535-5327 • Fax 410-586-3780
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.
Early morning light casts a golden glow onto the cliffs.
Calvert Cliffs are a favorite place to go for a walk on the beach.
Low tide offers visitors an opportunity to search for sharks teeth at certain times of the day.
10540 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby 20657
Phone: 301-743-7613 • Fax 301-743-9405
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.
Breezy Point Beach and Campground features a half mile of sandy beach, a 300-foot fishing and crabbing pier, a netted swimming area, playground, bath houses, picnic areas, volleyball courts and more.
Building sandcastles are popular activities
These trees have knees!
5300 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 410-535-0259 • Fax 410-535-2233
This bay-front park featuring swimming, fishing, picnicking and seasonal and daily camping is the perfect getaway for daytrips. Campers can stay at a bay-front campsite all weekend or all week. No pets allowed on beach or in campground. Beach wheelchair available with prior notice.