Show your support of Calvert County's Nature Parks:  
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Visit the Nature Parks

Planning 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.

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 the Society. 

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

Discover Nature

Program Registration

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

Join now to take advantage of the early registration period and member discounts on program fees.

Calendar of events

Winter Programs (Jan-Apr) will be published around 11/14/2016.

Summer Camps

Upcoming Events

10/28/2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
10/30/2016 1:00 PM (EDT) • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center
10/31/2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Flag Ponds Nature Park
10/31/2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
11/03/2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Flag Ponds Nature Park
11/03/2016 11:00 AM (EDT) • Flag Ponds Nature Park

Check the Calendar of Events for all of our upcoming programs

Support our Work

Battle Creek Nature Education Society

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.

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 Calvert Nature Society: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


Calvert Nature Society is dedicated to the protection and preservation of Calvert County‚Äôs 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.  The Society is a 501(c)3 organization.

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Mailing address: PO Box 122, Port Republic, MD 20676.
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