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Natural Resources

Our mission is to preserve, manage and operate natural resource areas to provide compatible outdoor recreation and educational opportunities for the public.

Park Hours and Holidays

General Park Rules and Regulations

Calvert County Nature Parks are peerless examples of the ecological diversity found in Southern Maryland Region. Each offers significant opportunities for outdoor learning and compatible recreation.

  • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary 100 acres of one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the United States.
  • Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm 196-acre site rich in natural and cultural resources and is a living laboratory to explore, understand and experience Calvert County's agricultural heritage throughout its history.
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park 500 acres of natural area on the Chesapeake Bay from beach to upland.
  • Kings Landing Park over 265 acres of natural area on the Patuxent River including a pier for fishing and launching kayaks, and 50 acres of marshland.
  • Water Access including boating and fishing opportunities.

Education and Recreation 

Resource Management
The Division of Natural Resources also manages areas to protect the natural and cultural resources of the county.
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park Living Shoreline Project
  • Hughes Memorial Tree Farm (external link)
  • Public Hunting at Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm and Flag Ponds Nature Park. Contact the State Department of Natural Resources Southern Region Public Hunting Permit and Reservation System online or by phone at the Myrtle Grove office at 301-743-5161.  Additional details about hunting opportunities in Calvert County can be found on (external link) 


Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Contact Us
Karyn Molines
Division Chief

Michael Rawlings
Office Assistant

Jerry King

Reservations and Information
Ph: 410-535-5327
Fx: 410-414-3473

Mailing Address
Calvert County Natural Resources Division
c/o Courthouse
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
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