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.  

  • 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.

Holiday Hours & Closures

For Friday, April 2, Calvert County Offices will be closed. All parks will be open their regular hours.

Trails and boardwalks are not treated so may be icy. Use caution when hiking.

Trail Closures

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp: The boardwalk will be temporarily closed for reconstruction effective January 5, 2021. Trails leading to the meadow will remain open. Visitors should obey all trail closure signs and stay alert for construction traffic. Construction is expected to take several months; actual duration is dependent on weather and site conditions. The nature center remains closed to the public. 

Solomons Boat Ramp: Paving of the parking lot is planned for this spring. Citizens are advised that there may be temporary closures and delays accessing the boat ramp and fishing pier.

Nature Parks

Kings Landing Park

COVID-19 Status: Open regular hours.
Last Entry 1 hour before close.
Pier closes 1/2  hour before park closes.
Portable toilets and hand washing station available. 

Regular Hours:  
Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

Flag Ponds Nature Park

COVID-19 Status: Open regular hours.
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.

Starting November 1, park entrance fees will be collected on Saturdays and Sundays.
Portable toilets and hand washing station available. 
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

Other Natural Resources Facilities: 

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