Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

2880 Gray's Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 

Office and Reservations:
410-535-5327



Upcoming Programs

07/21/2014 9:00 AM • Varies
07/28/2014 9:00 AM • Flag Ponds, Cypress Swamp, and Kings Landing Parks

Hours

Memorial Day-Labor Day

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun: 1-6 p.m.

Labor Day-Memorial Day

Mon-Fri: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sun: 1-4:30 p.m.

Closed most County holidays.

No entrance fee.

Directions

From Washington's Capital Beltway (I-495) Take ROUTE 4 South into Calvert County. Continue south of Prince Frederick. Then follow the directions below from Prince Frederick

From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) Take ROUTE I-97 south to ROUTE 301 South. Countine to to ROUTE 4 South. Continue south of Prince Frederick. Then follow the directions below.

From Prince Frederick

  • Continuing south of Prince Frederick, turn RIGHT onto SIXES ROAD (Rt. 506)
  • Look for the sign and turn LEFT on GRAY'S ROAD.
  • The Sanctuary will be on your RIGHT approximately one quarter mile.

Things To Do

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary makes an ideal day trip for the young and old alike.

  • Wetland Boardwalk
  • Nature Study
  • Birdwatching
  • Interpretive Exhibits
  • Picnic

Inside the nature center, exhibits describe the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Dogs are not permitted in the park.

Groups of 10 or more must make reservations to schedule a naturalist-led program and pay any applicable fees.

 

Interesting Facts

  • One of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees In the United States
  • Over 100,000 years ago now-extinct animals like mammoths roamed the forest.


Today, thanks to The Nature Conservancy, which acquired the property in 1957, the Sanctuary's primeval beauty is a protected home to more familiar wildlife. As you walk on the quarter-mile boardwalk trail, listen to nature's harmony of calling frogs and songbirds. With quiet patience and sharp eyes you may even catch a glimpse of some of the abundant life supported by this wetland.

Battle Creek Nature Education Society is dedicated to
the protection and preservation of Calvert County’s natural heritage
and the creation of an environmentally literate and aware community.
We provide opportunities for appreciation and understanding of our natural world through
our outreach initiatives and in support of the mission of the Calvert County Natural Resources Division.
BCNES is a 501(c)3 organization.

Copyright Battle Creek Nature Education Society.
Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676. info@calvertparks.org
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