Park Hours, Closures and Holiday Schedule

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.

  • 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.

Trail Closures

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp: Portions of the swamp boardwalk are closed to the public, please obey trail restrictions due to unsafe conditions. 

Flag Ponds Nature Park: Duncan Pond Boardwalk is closed. Sections of Duncan Pond Trail will be closed in November due to boardwalk repair. Please be aware of the construction vehicle traffic which may be present and obey trail restrictions due to unsafe conditions.

Kings Landing Park: Repairs to the fishing pier and boardwalk will begin this fall. During construction, sections of fishing pier will be closed. Please be aware of the construction vehicles and workers present.

Holiday Hours: Election Day & Veterans Day

  • County offices will be closed 
  • Flag Ponds will be closed
  • Kings Landing will be open regular hours
  • Battle Creek will be open regular hours

Nature Parks

Kings Landing Park

COVID-19 Status: Open regular hours.
Last Entry 1 hour before close.
Free.

Regular Hours:  
Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
410-535-2661

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

COVID-19 Status: NATURE CENTER CLOSED.   Portions of the swamp boardwalk are closed to the public, please obey trail restrictions due to unsafe conditions.
No Pets Allowed
Last entry 1/2 hour before close.
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.
Portable toilets and hand washing station available. 

Regular Hours:  
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00-4:30 p.m.
410-535-5327

Flag Ponds Nature Park

COVID-19 Status: Open for Calvert County residents only until November 1.
NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when the gate is closed.
Bathhouse, gate, beach & pier close 1  hour before park closes.
Starting November 1, park entrance fees will be collected on Saturdays and Sundays.
Regular Hours:
Monday and Friday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: Closed
410-586-1477

Other Natural Resources Facilities: 

Solomons Boat Ramp & 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.)