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Description - Calvert Cliffs is a wonderfully scenic park overlooking the cliffs that dominate 30 miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline. Existing in Southern Maryland, they were formed 15 million years ago by a warm and shallow sea. Over 600 species of fossils have been identified from these cliffs, with the teeth of various species of shark as the most abundant fossils. A short hike enables visitors to explore the ancient lands. However, there is a 1,000-acre tract within the park that is designated as "wildlands." Use restrictions apply. This beautiful maritime park is open every day of the year from sunrise to sunset.

Attractions - Come and explore Calvert Cliffs State Park. It is not difficult to reach this southeastern park, but it's really not on the way to anywhere except your shoreline destination. Technically, it is located in Calvert County a short distance south of Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant. But don't let that hold you back from exploring ancient lands were hiking, fishing, picnicking, youth camping and hunting can be a remote experience. There is even a playground especially suited for the handicapped.

Recreation - Fishing, hiking trails, historic interest, hunting, picnicking, youth group camping, playground, and shelters are all available at Calvert Cliffs State Park.

Climate - Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

Location - Calvert Cliffs State Park is located 14 miles south of Prince Frederick on Maryland State Routes 2 and 4.

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Calvert Cliffs State Park, c/o Point Lookout State Park, P.O. Box 48 , Scotland, MD, 20687, Phone: 301-872-5688

Additional Information:
Maryland State Parks - Maryland State Forest and Park Service offers 47 state parks with recreational opportunities offered for all ages. From the forested regions to where land meets sea, Maryland's public parcels provide recreation, relaxation, and education. Many facilities possess barrier-free design.
Southern Maryland - It is in the Southern Maryland region that the first English settlers
landed on March 25, 1634. Annual celebrations commemorate the event.

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