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|Brief Description:||King's Landing Park - 260 acres of hardwood bottom forest, river shoreline and wetlands - sits along the Patuxent River and Cocktown Creek. Once a YMCA camp, the site was converted to a park to preserve its many natural resources. The Marsh Trail to Cocktown Creek is adorned with wildflowers in spring and summer. A 200-foot fishing pier and canoe and kayak launch provide access to the bounty and beauty of the Patuxent, one of the Bay's major western shore tributaries. Don't be surprised if you see a Bald Eagle or a flock of Turkey Vultures soaring overhead.|
|Location / Directions:||
King's Landing Park is located along the Patuxent River in Maryland.From Washington's Capital Beltway (I-95): Take Route 4 South into Calvert County.
From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695): Take Route 301 South to Route 4.
From Virginia: Take US Route 301 across the Potomac to Maryland Route 5 in Waldorf. Turn right on 5 and travel about 10 miles to Route 231. Turn left, follow 231 across the Patuxent River to Prince Frederick and turn left on MD Route 4.
From Route 4:At Huntingtown, turn on Old Town Road (Rt. 524); proceed to Bowen's Grocery Store and turn on Huntingtown Road. At the 4-way stop sign intersection; continue straight and you will be on King's Landing Road. The road dead-ends in the park.
|Physical Address:||King's Landing Park
3255 King's Landing Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639
|Mailing Address:||King's Landing Park
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
|Visitor Phone:||(410) 535-2661|
Nature trails meander through both forest and meadow, and a boardwalk provides a stunning view of the marshes along Cocktown Creek. With the abundance of wildlife and wildflowers, hikers and bird watchers always find their favorite sports. As the home base for the Calvert County’s environmental education program, the park is a perfect setting for school groups to integrate the world of nature into classroom curriculum. Ask the Park staff how your school class or group can be a part of the beauty of King’s Landing Park.
For scout troops and similar youth groups, King’s Landing Park offers acres of open fields to pitch camp and gather around the campfire. If your group is looking for that perfect spot for your next picnic, King’s Landing has picnic shelters as well as the newly renovated Patuxent Hall for your use.
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open daily 8:30 am - 8:00 pm.
Remainder of the year: Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm.
|Fees:||Admission is free. Groups are required to make advance reservations, and user fees may apply.|
|Visitor Facilities:||Fishing pier (permit required), canoe/kayak launch, campgrounds for youth groups only, party and picnic pavilions, Patuxent Hall, hiking trails.|
|Accessibility:||Patuxent Hall and paved roads within the park are accessible.|