Annapolis and Southern Maryland Travel Guide

Annapolis and Southern Maryland Sights

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

With the northernmost naturally occurring stand of bald cypress trees in the United States, the 100-acre Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary provides close-up looks at the forest primeval. A 0.25-mi elevated boardwalk at the bottom of a steep but sturdy set of steps gives you a good vantage point to see the swamp, thick with 100-foot-tall trees that are 75 to 100 years old. Guides at the nature center can alert you to the seasonal permutations of the vegetation and the doings of squirrels, owls, and other wildlife. Indoor exhibits focus on the area's natural and cultural history. The swamp is about 5 mi west of Port Republic.

Sight Information


Sixes Rd., Rte. 506, Prince Frederick, Maryland, 21678, United States



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. 1–4:30

Published 07/22/2015


Book A Trip



  • CARS

What's Nearby

  • Sights

See all sights in Annapolis and Southern Maryland

Subscribe to Newsletter
Sign up for Travel Tips & News
I want emails from Fodor's Travel with travel information and promotions. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails.

Thank you for your interest!

Look our for our newsletters with travel tips and special offers.