CALVERT CLIFFS STATE PARK
The cliffs which dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for thirty miles in Calvert County, were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. Over 600 species of fossils have been identified from these cliffs, with the teeth of various species of shark as the most abundant fossils. Along with the interesting cliffs, the park offers nature trails, picnic areas, playground equipment, fishing and many interpretive programs. The park is 14 miles south of Prince Frederick on Maryland Routes 2 & 4. This is a Maryland State Park. For full information go to the official webpage. (Link on the right side)
A one acre fishing pond is located in the picnic area. Pond closed until further notice. A Maryland Freshwater fishing license is required for anyone 16 years and older. A Maryland Sportfishing license is required for Bay fishing at the beach.
Calvert Cliffs State Park is located near California, Cambridge and Huntingtown
Picnic tables and grills are available on a first come, first serve basis. The pavilion can accommodate approximately 50 people and is available through our reservation system.
Thirteen miles of marked foot trails are open to the public. Bicycles are restricted to the service road.
The park offers excellent birdwatching opportunities with over 180 species recorded. It's a hotspot for migratory birds in spring and fall. Birders can spot waterfowl, shorebirds, raptors, warblers among others. The diverse habitats including wetlands and forests attract various types of birds.
Take Route 2/4 south to approximately 14 miles south of Prince Frederick. The address is 9500 H. G. Truman Parkway, Lusby, Maryland.