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Calvert Cliffs State Park

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Address: 9500 H.G. Trueman Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone Number: 301-743-7613
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Fossil collecting at Calvert Cliffs State Park

This is a great place to find marine fossils and sharks teeth. The walk from the parking lot goes through a wetland and swamp on a boardwalk. Interesting birdlife hangs out on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lusby, Maryland
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Lusby, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to find marine fossils and sharks teeth. The walk from the parking lot goes through a wetland and swamp on a boardwalk. Interesting birdlife hangs out on the trail. The beach is a great place to find fossil shells and sharks teeth. Guaranteed to find something interesting. Great for younger kids who can walk about... More 

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Lothian, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

$5 to get in (on that day was the honor system) We chose the park because we could bring our dog. It was about a 2 mile walk to the beach, via a nature trail. Very scenic with plenty of benches along the way. Porta Pottys about 5 minutes from the beach. Beavers are extremely active here. Not a very... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My family loved this park and will hopefully return! The walk was a bit long for my 3 year old, but he walked at least half of it. The trail was wide and flat enough that we could have taken our jogging stroller down the trail without issues. There were porta pots near the beach and a park employee brought... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It's nearly a two mile trek from the parking lot to the site of the accessible cliff. Wear comfy shoes, and bring plenty of water to drink for your stay. We found this site to be disappointing and were directed to nearby Flag Pond Nature Park instead, particularly as we were interested in searching for sharks teeth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited Solomon's Island, Md for Easter weekend with the misses. Decided to visit Calvert Cliffs, hit the Red Trail, 1.8 miles later a beautiful hidden beach on the Chesapeake Bay was there the greet us. The hike was not very challenging, child and pet friendly. Definitely recommended for anyone visiting Solomon's Island.

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Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Calvert Cliffs State Park, no sign of Spring yet. We had a good walk (despite my tripping over something and ending up with a bruised knee and hand), a bit disappointed with the upkeep. Come on Maryland---you take enough taxes from me, do some maintenance on those Trails and on the Beach. We had been at one of the local... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

this is a very long hike in and out for a disappointment at the end. Small beach, blocked off cliffs and view of oil transfer platform. Hike in on red trail is flat, but would be buggy in any kind of summer weather. Bring plenty of water too, for your hike. Few amenities, although I was glad of the porta... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a great time hiking down to the bay. Lots is aquatic things to see. Then hunting for sharks teeth when you get to the bay. Very nice day trip.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is such an interesting place -- 15 million year old fossils on the beach and you're permitted to find them and take them home. You'll want to take bags or buckets, and perhaps a small rock pick hammer for getting some of the fossils out of the cliff strata.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Who knew that you can go to a beach in MD and watch tons of Fossilized shark teeth, Stingray dental plates and other fossils just appear before your eyes thousands of years old just rl up in the tide... If you have not been I highly recommend. some days are better than others so be patient.

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