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Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

#504 of 1,243 things to do in Maryland Features Animals
2880 Grays Road, MD
+1 410-535-5327
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Saturday trip to the swamp

Visited the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp preserve today. It is free, has a nice visitors center with... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Kenneth B
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wonderful place

This place has a great walk through the woods and swamp on a raised boardwalk. very quiet and... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
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2880 Grays Road, MD
+1 410-535-5327

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp preserve today. It is free, has a nice visitors center with an attentive ranger on staff, and is well maintained. A tree fell across the boardwalk and the trail is under repair. We downloaded the audio tour from the...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This place has a great walk through the woods and swamp on a raised boardwalk. very quiet and peaceful. It has a nice nature center with some animals and nice exhibits on the park. Best of all it's free and easy to get to.

Thank maegeegee
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Staff here were very helpful and shared a lot of information about the swamp. There are some short hiking trails in and around the swamp. As a bonus there is a Barred Owl & Red Tail Hawk to observe that are being cared for at...More

Thank VegGardenPro
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Mostly dry reds. I personally liked the Katherine. Thank you Olivia, you're a wonderful hostess!Nice relaxing atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable about the wines.

Thank HansonU
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We took the kids here (2 girls, 5 and 8 years old) to have something to do during the day. There was a nice boardwalk through the swamp (no water in the summer though) that we walked around twice. The boardwalk is a little uneven...More

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This swamp is absolutely beautiful. Natural and full of creatures doing their thing while you observe from the above water/ground/mud. Easy shaded walk. Helpful friendly staff.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Interesting place for nature lovers and anyone seeking a little solitude! The visitor's center features lots of information on the history of the swamp and its cultural significance over the years, with hands-on exhibits and stuffed creatures to admire. On a weekday morning, I had...More

1  Thank MarylandCupcakelover
Reviewed 4 May 2015

We dropped by on a Sunday afternoon in May and found this to be a wonderful little spot. There weren't many other visitors and we felt like we had it all to ourselves. The boardwalk through the cypress swamp was wonderful. The only things we...More

Thank ADemonDeacon
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Great place for 1-2 hours. They had some turtles, snakes and spiders. Very good naturalists that can answer all your questions. They even helped us identify a snake we had in our yard and photographed. Our kids were asked if they wanted to help feed...More

Thank MalinS71
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Sort of off the beaten path, but what a jewel to treasure when you get there. To see the cypress tree in its natural habitat and learn of its growth cycle was quite fascinating. I was also impressed with the tremendous amount of information about...More

Thank Big_Globe_Traveler
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