Read the most recent issue of The Peeper, our quarterly newsletter.

Summer Camps are filling up. Register soon.

Visit the Nature Parks

Planning on a visit during the holidays? Please check the Calvert County Natural Resources page for updates on holiday hours.

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.

The Swamp: Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Sanctuary. Walk among almost 100 acres of one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the United States.

The River: Kings Landing Park  Get out on the water or explore more than 265 acres on the Patuxent River.

Nature parks are managed and operated by Calvert County Natural Resources Division, with support from BCNES. 

The Division of Natural Resources also manages the following areas/sites: 

Discover Nature

Sign up for one of our Nature Discovery Programs to learn about the plants and animals of Calvert County.

Upcoming Events

04/24/2014 10:00 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
05/07/2014 10:00 AM • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
05/09/2014 10:00 AM • Flag Ponds Nature Park, Lusby
05/10/2014 9:30 AM • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
05/10/2014 2:00 PM • Kings Landing Park, Huntingtown
05/14/2014 10:00 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick

Check the Calendar of Events for all of our upcoming programs

Support our Work

Battle Creek Nature Education Society

BCNES 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.

Just as the park programs support the residents and visitors to our parks, we must support the parks.  Here's how you can help:

Volunteer: Help our programs be successful by devoting time to assist the naturalists with these programs.

Become a Member of BCNES:Receive the quarterly newletter, The Peeper, discounts on programs, and support your local parks.

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


Battle Creek Nature Education Society (BCNES) is dedicated to the development of a responsible environmental ethic in all people by providing opportunities for environmental education and compatible recreation; and the preservation of the natural heritage of Calvert County. BCNES is a 501(c)3 organization.
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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676.
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