Park Hours, Closures and Holiday Schedule


Holiday Hours

Labor Day: Monday, September 5. County offices will be closed. Parks hour schedule will be posted when available.  

Temporary Closures

During periods of high visitation, when the park’s capacity is reached, Flag Ponds Nature Park will be closed and traffic will be turned away from the park entrance. When that occurs, no additional vehicles / visitors will be allowed to enter the park, including those with members of their party who may already be in the park. If you are not traveling in the same vehicle with others in your party, we suggest that you all arrive at the same time. Based on recent experience and visitation trends, and depending on good weather, Flag Ponds Nature Park will likely fill to capacity and close on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday weekends, and other days during the course of the summer. Please take this into consideration when planning your trip.

Nature Park Hours

Parks are operating on Extended Summer Hours until Labor Day.

Starting Tuesday, September 6, parks will resume regular hours.

Flag Ponds Nature Park

NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.
Last entry 1 hour before park closes
Beach & pier close 1  hour before park closes.

Park entrance fees will be collected daily.
EXTENDED Hours: Weekdays: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Regular Hours: Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kings Landing Park

Last Entry 1 hour before close.
Pier closes 1/2  hour before park closes.
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.
EXTENDED Hours:  Weekdays: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Regular Hours:  Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

In order to provide the best possible experience for facility patrons, the Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation announces that it will adjust hours and services of various Parks & Recreation facilities, due to seasonal staff shortages.  If you are interested in a position with Parks and Recreation please apply at:

Kings Landing Park
May 30th through September 5th: 
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays
Starting September 6: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily   

Kings Landing Pool
August 1 through August 14: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
August 15 through September 1: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

No Pets Allowed
Last entry 1/2 hour before close. 
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed. 
EXTENDED Hours:   Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday: 1-6:00 p.m.
Regular Hours:   Monday-Friday: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday: 1-4:30 p.m.

Other Natural Resources Facilities: 

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