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
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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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating Based on 8 reviews
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...
August 9, 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...
July 28, 2016
Rebecca H
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...