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
Photo Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Description
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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June 18, 2018
ddallas1969
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!
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June 9, 2018
LonelyPlanetFaithful
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...
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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.