Calvert Cliffs State Park

Calvert Cliffs fossilFossil Hunting

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.


Area Closed Sign at Calvert Cliffs State Park**CLIFFS SAFETY NOTICE**

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.