Purse State Park

Route 224 on Riverside Rd, Indian Head, MD 20640 Get Directions
Phone: 301-743-7613
Sailboat on water at Purse State Park
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On the Potomac River at Wades Bay, the area is perfect for hunting, bird watching and fishing.  Fossilized sharks teeth, bones and shells are often found along the water's edge.

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August 11, 2017
dotherighttheme
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.
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February 28, 2017
bigcreek
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...
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September 13, 2016
michelle w
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...