Kings Landing Park

Park Hours  

Plan your visit:  Last entry into park 1 (one) Hour prior to park closing.    
Pier closes 1/2 hour prior to park closing to fishing, crabbing and paddling. 
NOTICE: No entry allowed when the gate is closed.
Daily: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.Sacred Spaces Sacred Places Patuxent River Overlook
After November 4:  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For HOLIDAY HOURS see Park Hours page

Dogs on leash allowed.

For Information on the Pool: Web site: Kings Landing Pool: Phone: 443-968-8763.
For Information on the Park, Directions, Rentals: Phone: 410-535-2661

Park Rules and Regulations

Along the shore of the Patuxent River, Kings Landing Park has a history stretching back to Captain John Smith’s exploration and earlier. Once an active farm and later a YMCA camp, it is now managed by Calvert County’s Natural Resources Division. Kayakers, canoeists, and fishermen enjoy Kings Landing’s access to the river, nearby creeks, and marshes.

Wayside exhibits, funded by the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, help visitors learn about the significance of the river and the abundant wildlife that depend on it. Hiking trails are open and beckon you and your dog for a jaunt. Download a trail map (PDF)

Experience the Patuxent River. Enjoy the scenic views of the river and wetlands, fish from the pier or launch your kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard and explore the marshes of the Patuxent River.

Other Things to Do

Education programs are offered throughout the year, sponsored by the Calvert Nature Society. Check out the calendar of events (external site).
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Kings Landing Park is a Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network (external site) partner.

  1. Equestrian
  2. Rentals
  3. Orienteering
  4. Pool

Each horse owner must obtain a free permit. Fill out the online form for an equestrian permit.

The equestrian facility includes a 150 x 300 riding ring, judge’s stand, restrooms, and water hydrants. Trails meander around the meadows and through the woods. Groups may have reservations for use of these facilities. It is suggested that equine enthusiasts call ahead to check on availability. Each horse owner should obtain a free permit.