Water Shut off in Oxon Cove Park
As of Wednesday, March 12, 2014, there will be no bathrooms facilities or drinking water available due to water shut-off. Please call 301.839.0503 to check the status of this situation.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources lists the Queen Snake as an uncommon snake species of Maryland. Although, the Queen Snake is not endangered on the federal level, many states have listed them as endangered..
Queen snakes have quite specific habitat requirements. They require clear spring-fed streams with moderate to fast currents and rocky bottoms. Queen snakes are rarely found far from their water habitat. One of the reasons is that their main food source, freshly molted crayfish, live in these waters under the rocks.
If you are hiking in the park and spot a queen snake, please call 301-839-1176 or 202-690-5160 to report your findings.
Did You Know?
The white farm house at Oxon Hill Farm was known as Mount Welby in the early 1800s. In 1891, Saint Elizabeths Hospital acquired Mount Welby and renamed it Godding Croft. The white farm house is the oldest structure in the park.