Park Hours, Closures and Holiday Schedule

Trail and Facility Closures

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp CLOSED

Wednesday, August 5: Do to severe flooding, the boardwalk has been damaged. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be closed to visitors so staff can assess and repair damage. 

COVID-19 Status

Calvert County Government is taking all necessary measures to protect public health and welfare. It is important to follow public health recommendations, advisories and protective actions to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and limit the number of people infected.  Most current information is on the Calvert County COVID-19 VIrtual Resource Center.

All county offices and park buildings will be closed, there are no water fountains available.  Outdoor permanent restrooms are available at Kings Landing Park, Flag Ponds Nature Park, and Solomons Boat Ramp.

  • Gathering of groups are limited to no more than 10 people. 
  • Capacity at each park will be adjusted to maintain social distancing.
  • Patrons will not be allowed to wait at a park gate to gain entry once capacity is reached.
  • Exercise activities such as walking, hiking, or running are permitted while adhering to 6-foot social distancing measures.

Nature Parks

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

The trails are closed due to damage from the Tropical Storm.  
No Pets Allowed
Extended Hours through Monday 9/7:  
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-6:00 p.m.
Last entry 1/2 hour before close.
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.

Flag Ponds Nature Park

COVID-19 Status: Open for Calvert County residents only until mid August, restricted status will be reassessed at that time.
REGULAR: Mondays and Fridays: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Weekends: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Last entry one hour before park closes.
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.
Extended Hours through Monday 9/7:  
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Bathhouse, Gate, beach & pier close 1  hour before park closes.

Kings Landing Park

COVID-19 Status: Open regular hours. Pavilions are closed
Extended Hours through Monday 9/7:  
Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Last Entry 1 hour before close.

Other Natural Resources Facilities: 

Solomons Boat Ramp (status pending State guidance) & Fishing Pier: Open, Ramp fees may be charged

Ward Farm Recreation & Nature Park is not open to the public.

Information on other Parks & Recreation Facilities (district parks, Hall Aquatic Center, Chesapeake Hills Golf Course, etc.)