Fossil hunting can be done at the open beach area at the end of the red trail, approximately 1.8 miles from the parking lot. Over 600 species of fossils from the Miocene era (10 to 20 million years ago) have been identified in the Calvert Cliffs, many of which can be found at Calvert Cliffs State Park. Chesapectens, Ecphora, Miocene era oyster shells and sharks teeth are common finds.
Sieves and shovels can be used to sift the sand for fossils.
Due to the danger of landslides caused by active cliff erosion, and the
serious injuries they cause, CLIMBING UPON AND WALKING BENEATH THE CLIFFS IS
PROHIBITED. This area is permanently closed.
It is illegal to collect fossils beneath the cliffs.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)