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Home > Visit a Gateway > Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp - Prince Frederick, MD
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
Photo Tour   
At the northernmost limits in the United States for the natural range of bald cypress trees, this 100-acre nature sanctuary was acquired by The Nature Conservancy in 1957 to protect the primeval beauty of this cypress swamp. Designated as a National Natural Landmark through the National Park Service, the Battle Creek cypress stand is presumed to have established itself sometime in the last 10,000 years. A sub-tropical tree found mostly in the Carolinas and Southeast, cypress stands are unusual this far north. 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.
Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday - 10:00 to 5:00, Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 - April through October.

Closes at 4:30 during the rest of the year.

Fees: Admission is free.
For more information about Battle Creek Cypress Swamp call (410) 535-5327 or visit the following website: http://www.calvertparks.org/swamp.htm.

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