Battle Creek Cypress Swamp

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary makes an ideal day trip for the young and old alike.

Inside the nature center, exhibits describe the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Download an audio tour developed by the Nature Conservancy. Senior Naturalist Andy Brown explains the secrets of the swamp.
Dogs are not permitted in the park.

Groups of 10 or more must make reservations to schedule a naturalist-led program and pay any applicable fees.

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.

Address
2880 Gray's Road, Prince Frederick,
County
Calvert
Telephone
410-535-5327
calvertparks.org/bccss.html
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