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Purse State Park

Liverpool Point Road, Charles County, Nanjemoy, MD
+1 301-743-7613
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Shark teeth

A good place to spend some time in nature. There are some nice walks and you can go hunting for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ddallas1969
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Caution - snake bite in the water

Caution for parents - i found this on a parenting blog - thought fossil hunting would be great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LonelyPlanetFaithful
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Silver Spring, MD
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“shark teeth” (5 reviews)
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Liverpool Point Road, Charles County, Nanjemoy, MD
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+1 301-743-7613
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to spend some time in nature. There are some nice walks and you can go hunting for shark teeth. It's a nice place to spend the day!

Thank ddallas1969
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caution for parents - i found this on a parenting blog - thought fossil hunting would be great adventure. Daughter was bitten by a snake in the water - non serious injury, non venomous snake a but what a scare w a 5 and 2...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Went about 4 hours after high tide and within minutes we were finding shark teeth and fossils. Ended up with over twenty shark teeth in about an hour. Bring a bag and something to sift the sand with.

4  Thank dotherighttheme
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

Along an idle two lane in the hills of the Eastern Potomac River with good parking is the trail head to the beach. After an easy walk there is a good mile of sand to search for treasures. Some caution is needed around the cliffs,...More

1  Thank bigcreek
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The fossils here are small but abundant. I found 278 in one day. Bring a small kitchen strainer and hand shovel. There is no bathroom here or food so bring snacks. The walk is a little creepy if you are by yourself but beautiful. The...More

2  Thank michelle w
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

My daughter and I visited here in late winter, so we bundled up and hiked along the small beach (best to go at low tide) and marveled at all the fossils embedded in the cliffs. The park itself is not well marked, and there are...More

3  Thank sanisidro0
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went as the tide was going out and stayed for a few hours. We found quite a few small shark's teeth, but two men walked by and mentioned they were with the Maryland Geological Society. They identified all the teeth we had and then...More

2  Thank Rebecca H
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

We found a few small shark teeth. It was a nice place to take a break and enjoy the river. A small beach area. It's best to visit at low tide. We enjoyed a short visit.

2  Thank 724M
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

While Calvert Cliffs has the reputation as the beach to go to for fossil hunting, you can find shark teeth and other fossils all over Mayland's southern shores, including Purse State Park. It's a great, quiet little beach away from the kind of crowd Calvert...More

8  Thank JSinDC
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Reviewed 6 September 2014

Getting there the first few times is tricky since it's not well marked and kind of desolate. Lots of tiger shark teeth to find. Go around low tide since you lose the beach at high tide. Very buggy in the summer so load up on...More

5  Thank GoNSEW
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dhaan2017
25 July 2017|
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Response from D_Elaine_Dreamer | Reviewed this property |
Search for an online tide chart for Potomac River, it changes every day. look for Liverpool Point and you won't be too far off. It won't let me paste a web page, but there are many available
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