In 1986, the American Chestnut Land Trust set out to preserve the most beautiful ecological feature of Calvert County, Maryland – the Parkers Creek Watershed.

We saved it for wildlife to be sheltered in;

for researchers to learn from;

for adults to find peace on

and for our children to be amazed by.

Today, ACLT continues to protect the watershed as part of the largest and most pristine protected natural area in Calvert County.

Come share it with us.

We invite you to visit the Parkers Creek Preserve to hike it, canoe it, explore it, wonder about it, relax in it, rejuvenate from it, love it. We saved it for you.

We need your help.

Become a member and ensure the Parkers Creek Preserve is protected for generations to come. Or become a volunteer and help us care for this remarkable region.

Thank you for any tax-deductible donations you can offer.  We sincerely appreciate your support.

***Give the Nature Lover in your life an ACLT Gift Membership and spread the word about this beautiful preserve.  Memberships start at $35 and come with a free guided canoe trip on Parkers Creek.

The Parkers Creek Preserve is located between Port Republic and Prince Frederick, MD in Calvert County.  Trail-heads are located on the north side of the creek off of Double Oak Rd in Prince Frederick, or from the south side at 1985 Scientist Cliffs Rd., Port Republic, MD 20676. Follow the brown state signs (although we aren’t a state agency) that say “Chestnut Land Trust Trails” on Rt. 4.  For the protection of the creek we encourage canoeing and kayaking with an ACLT guide. We’re looking forward to seeing you!  Happy Trails!

The beautiful photo of Parkers Creek is used care of Alan Eckert.  Thank you Alan!


2 thoughts on “Live it. Love it. Hike it. Help it.

    • Hi Bob – All trails are open this weekend! Please keep in mind our South Side Trails in Port Republic are beautiful and are open year round. There’s no gun hunting on the South Side Trail Properties. Future gun hunting dates for North Side trail closures: Nov 26-Dec 10, Dec 17-Dec 31, Jan 6-8. All trails are always open on Sundays! I’ll add this to the page. Thank you and happy trails!


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