Purse State Park

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Purse State Park
Maryland State Park
Country United States
State Maryland
County Charles
Elevation 3 ft (1 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°25′49″N 77°15′10″W / 38.43028°N 77.25278°W / 38.43028; -77.25278Coordinates: 38°25′49″N 77°15′10″W / 38.43028°N 77.25278°W / 38.43028; -77.25278 [1]
Area 149 acres (60 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Location in Maryland
Website: Purse State Park

Purse State Park is a state park in Charles County, Maryland, United States. It is located on the freshwater-tidal (estuarine) Potomac River along Wades Bay. The undeveloped park features hunting, fishing, hiking, bird watching, and fossil hunting. Fossil discoveries have included shark teeth[3] and Cibicides.[4]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Purse State Park
  2. ^ "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report" (PDF). Maryland DNR. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Purse State Park". Maryland DNR. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Foraminifera, Purse State Park, Maryland, Aquia Formation, Thanetian, Paleocene". The Foraminifera.eu-Project. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 

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