Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

2880 Gray's Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678 

Office and Reservations: 410-535-5327

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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.

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.


 

Upcoming Program

05/14/2014 10:00 AM • Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick

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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 (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. info@calvertparks.org
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