Keim Forest: 100 Acres Preserved!
Calvert Nature Society's purchase of the property on Sixes Road effectively doubles the protected area around Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the country. Noteworthy features of the 107-acre farm include a century-old farmhouse and an historic tobacco barn built from locally harvested and milled cypress logs. The barn dates from the mid to late 19th century and documents local and national construction techniques of that era. You can learn more here.
Visit the Nature ParksPlanning on a visit during the holidays? Please check the Natural Resources Park Hours & Trail Closures page for updates.
From River to Bay, Calvert County has it all. Come down and sample our wonderful parks. Each park offers a variety of opportunities for recreation and learning.
The Beach: Flag Ponds Nature Park. Approximately 500 acres of natural area on the Chesapeake Bay from beach to upland.
Nature parks are managed and operated by Calvert County Natural Resources Division, with support from the Society.
The Division of Natural Resources also manages the following areas/sites:
Support our Work
Calvert Nature Society supports the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources efforts to provide environmental education and recreation opportunities in Calvert County. Whether it's summer camp or an evening kayak trip, these programs create lifelong memories and instill a strong sense of stewardship for our natural lands.
Local business and corporations play an important role in maintaining high quality park programs that support the local community. To learn more, contact Anne Sundermann at Anne@calvertparks.org.