Soak in the beauty of this natural wetland.
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp is an old-growth forest in southern Maryland. Upon arrival, feel free to start at the nature center, which has interactive exhibits that help guests learn about the history of this area. Take the short boardwalk trail and discover the beauty of this cypress swamp. You can venture even further through the meadow trail and watch the native wildlife creatures in their natural habitat.
Entry to this nature preserve is free, and you can also bring a picnic lunch with you and sit at the picnic table outside the nature center during your visit. Regular hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday from 1 pm to 6 pm. All trails within the swamp close 30 minutes before the park closes. Please note that no pets are allowed inside Battle Creek Cypress Swamp. This is a scenic place that is perfect for a family outing.