Address: 6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Directions: From MD Route 2-4 south, head west onto MD Route 231. The entrance to the property is on the south (left) side of the road before to the bridge.
Phone: 443-510-9920 (Merkle duty phone 7 days a week 8AM – 4PM)
Calvert Cliffs State Park
c/o Merkle Wildlife NRMA
11704 Fenno Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Hallowing Point Waterfront Recreation Area consists of approximately 15 acres of park property and includes two boat launches, parking, and a shoreline fishing area. The property is open from sunrise to sunset. The two boat launches are quite popular and can be rather busy on summer weekends because of the direct access to both the upper and lower sections of the Patuxent River.
Approximately 75 boat trailer spaces are available for parking, but the lot can fill to capacity on busy summer weekends because of the ramp’s popularity. Portions of the property have a sandy beach for fishing and picnicking. It is also a great location for launching canoes and kayaks with access to sheltered paddling locations.
The park provides beautiful views of the Patuxent River and the Town of Benedict, and it is a great starting point for exploring the Patuxent River and accessing the Chesapeake Bay. Numerous coves and marshes on the river are teeming with waterfowl and other aquatic life, and provide a fascinating backdrop for waterfront excursions.
Rules and Regulations
Significant acquisitions of properties surrounding the boat launch have been completed, and planning for redevelopment of the property as a waterfront park is underway. The Department of Natural Resources is working closely with Calvert County Parks and Recreation to develop a master plan for future improvements and additional recreational amenities on the property. If you are interested in providing input on the master plan, please take a few minutes to complete our brief public-outreach survey by September 15, 2021 and let us know your thoughts on future development.
This site is in an ideal location to increase all types of water access to the Patuxent River, and a major focus of the master plan will be on improving water access by enhancing access to the boat ramp and improving boat and trailer parking. Other improvements currently being discussed include a nature trail, new comfort station, picnic area, and kayak launch. A kayak launch with separate access from the boat ramp will provide the closest car-top boat launch to Prince Frederick and Benedict. The plan will also include a location and conceptual footprint for facilities for the Natural Resources Police, currently housed in a facility across the Patuxent River at Indian Creek Natural Resources Management Area.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)