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. Free. NOTICE: No entry allowed when the gate is closed. Weekdays: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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 launchyour kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboardand explore the marshes of the Patuxent River.
Rental Facilities for Private Events
Our picnic pavilions and Tom Wisner Hall are perfect for group picnics, family reunions, wedding receptions and other events. These facilities require advance reservations and appropriate fees apply.
Interested in overnight camping? The park offers primitive camping for youth groups.
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.
Other Things to Do
Test out your map and compass skills on our Orienteering Course. Download the course map (pdf)