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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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Some exercise, some relaxation

I arrived early (8 am), even before there was someone at the guard gate. If you arrive this early you pay through a metal box. It's on the honour system. I paid my entry fee... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited this park in June with high hopes of finding some shark teeth on the beach. We didn't find any, but we didn't go very far into the water. The walk from the parking area to the beach is 1.8 miles, but it is an easy walk. The path is well-defined and mostly flat. There is a lot of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I arrived early (8 am), even before there was someone at the guard gate. If you arrive this early you pay through a metal box. It's on the honour system. I paid my entry fee and parked. The hike to the beach is about two miles. At the early hour that I was there the flies were quite intense. They... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is the park you should go when you want to spend time with family and looking for a some lush green place, hiking and finally a dip . On the way to the beach you will experience some great views of the park and of course the beach where you can see the cliffs as well .

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Williamsport, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our two 17 year olds and one 12 year old...we enjoyed a wonderful hike (approx 2 miles each way) and had lots of fun sifting for shark teeth and fossils!! Wear comfortable shoes and take baggies to collect your treasures & dont forget sunblock and bug spray :) We asked the local shark teeth guy... More 

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Canton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visited here recently over Memorial Day Weekend and had a blast. It costs $5 to get into the park but is absolutely worth it. There are several hiking trails and one of them even leads up to a beach on the Chesapeake Bay where you can collect fossils or just enjoy the beach. During our visit, my girlfriend was lucky... More 

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Hollywood, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I really like the improvements to the parking and playground areas but the best improvements are to the trails. The closer you got to the beach the less passable things used to be for weeks after a heavy storm. Things are better now!

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

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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Address: 9500 H.G. Trueman Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone Number: 301-743-7613
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Lusby

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