The cliffs which dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for thirty miles in Calvert County, were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. Over 600 species of fossils have been identified from these cliffs, with the teeth of various species of shark as the most abundant fossils.
The park is 14 miles south of Prince Frederick on Maryland Routes 2/4.
Along with the interesting cliffs, the park offers nature trails, picnic areas, playground equipment, shelters, fishing and interpretative programs.
Park hours of operation vary seasonally. Contact the park office for details when planning a visit.