Maryland State Parks

Have a great time in a Maryland State Park. Camping, hiking, fishing, boating and more.

River / lake / otherImageRemarks
Assateague State ParkWorcester855 acres346 ha1956Atlantic Ocean
Horses in marshland
Barrier island with swimming, beachcombing, sunbathing, surfing and fishing
Big Run State ParkGarrett300 acres120 ha Savage River Reservoir
River flowing over rocks
Camping, fishing, flat water canoeing, hiking trails, picnicking
Bill Burton Fishing Pier State ParkDorchesterTalbot24 acres9.7 ha1987Choptank River
Fishing, hiking, cycling
Calvert Cliffs State ParkCalvert1,311 acres531 ha1960sChesapeake Bay
Cliffs overlooking water
Fossil hunting, hiking trails, fishing, hunting, picnicking, youth group camping, playground, shelters.
Casselman River Bridge State ParkGarrett4 acres1.6 ha1957Casselman River
Single-arch stone bridge over river water
Historic bridge; popular fishing location
Chapel Point State ParkCharles821 acres332 ha1972Port Tobacco River
Park signage
Largely undeveloped; features fishing and hunting
Chapman State ParkCharles829 acres335 ha1998Potomac River
Mount Aventine
Home of Mount Aventine; fishing, hunting, hiking trails
Cunningham Falls State ParkFrederick6,080 acres2,460 ha1954Big Hunting Creek
Water coursing over grey rocks
Includes the Catoctin Furnace; features boating, fishing, swimming, playground, trails, hunting, and picnicking
Dans Mountain State ParkAllegany482 acres195 ha1970s  Olympic-sized swimming pool with waterslide and refreshment stand; fishing, hiking, picnic areas, playground, pavilions
Deep Creek Lake State ParkGarrett1,169 acres473 ha2000Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Lake State Park Pier
Boating and fishing on Maryland’s largest man-made lake, camping, hunting, hiking trails
Elk Neck State ParkCecil2,369 acres959 ha1936Chesapeake Bay
Turkey Point Lighthouse.jpg
Home of Turkey Point Light; beach, picnicking, seasonal convenience store, camping, cabins, nature center, trails for hiking and biking, hunting, various water sports
Fort Frederick State ParkWashington722 acres292 ha1922Potomac River,
Big Pool Lake
Stonewall fortifications
Stone fortification built by colonial Province of Maryland from the French and Indian War (1754-1763); visitors center, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, camping
Fort Tonoloway State ParkWashington26 acres11 ha   Undeveloped
Franklin Point State ParkAnne Arundel484 acres196 ha Chesapeake Bay Undeveloped
Gambrill State ParkFrederick1,207 acres488 ha1934 
Pond with trees
Picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing pond, camping
Gathland State ParkFrederickWashington140 acres57 ha1949 
Stone monument
Former estate of George Alfred Townsend; museum, visitors center, picnicking, hiking on the Appalachian Trail
Greenbrier State ParkFrederickWashington1,420 acres570 ha1964Greenbrier Lake
Sunset over lake waters
Swimming, fishing, boating, boat rental, camping, camp store, hiking, picnicking, playground, Appalachian Trail
Greenwell State ParkSt. Mary’s596 acres241 ha1971Patuxent River
Gray barn
Historic Rosedale Manor House; picnicking, swimming, non-motorized boating, hiking, equestrian and cycling trails, fishing, hunting
Gunpowder Falls State ParkBaltimoreHarford14,949 acres6,050 ha1959Gunpowder River,
Dundee Creek
Red barn
Multiple non-contiguous recreational areas: Picnicking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hunting, various water sports
Hallowing Point State ParkCalvert13 acres5.3 ha2017Patuxent River Opening 2022; on Route 231, on the Calvert County side of the Patuxent River Bridge
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State ParkDorchester17 acres6.9 ha2007 
Visitors center
Dedicated to the life and work of abolitionist and Underground Railroad activist Harriet Tubman; opened in 2017
Hart-Miller Island State ParkBaltimore244 acres99 ha1977Back River
Chesapeake Bay
Dike, Hart-Miller Island State Park
Accessible only by boat; 3,000-foot (910 m) sandy beach
Herrington Manor State ParkGarrett365 acres148 ha1964Herrington Creek Swimming, non-motorized boating, picnicking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, cabins
Janes Island State ParkSomerset3,160 acres1,280 ha1963Chesapeake Bay
Visitors center, conference center, picnicking, cabins, camping, camp store, various water sports
Love Point State ParkQueen Anne’s76 acres31 ha2007Chesapeake Bay Undeveloped
Martinak State ParkCaroline105 acres42 ha1961Choptank River,
Watts Creek
Signage and scenery
Fishing, camping, boating, hiking, nature center
Matapeake State ParkQueen Anne’s21 acres8.5 ha2009Chesapeake Bay
Beach; leased by Queen Anne’s County
Matthew Henson State ParkMontgomery100 acres40 ha1989 
Elevated pathway
Greenway for hiking and biking
New Germany State ParkGarrett483 acres195 ha  
Swimming, fishing, picnicking, boat launch, boat rental, canoeing, camping, cabins, hiking trail, cross-country skiing, nature center
Newtowne Neck State ParkSt. Mary’s794 acres321 ha2009Potomac RiverNewtowne Neck State Park, Maryland, USANon-motorized boating, hiking, picnicking, fishing
North Point State ParkBaltimore1,328 acres537 ha1987Back River,
Patapsco River,
Chesapeake Bay
Elevated pathway
Former site of the Bay Shore Amusement Park; visitors center, swimming, hiking and biking trails, pier and shore fishing, picnicking
Palmer State ParkHarford590 acres240 ha1965Deer Creek Undeveloped; hiking, fishing, canoeing
Patapsco Valley State ParkAnne ArundelBaltimoreCarrollHoward14,270 acres5,770 ha1907Upper Patapsco River
Curving, multi-arched bridge
Hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, camping, historical touring
Patuxent River State ParkHowardMontgomery6,703 acres2,713 ha1963Patuxent River
Stone building
Hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Pocomoke River State ParkWorcester916 acres371 ha1939Pocomoke River
Visitors center, swimming pool, biking and hiking trails, boat launch, boat rental, fishing, flat water canoeing, camping, camp store, picnicking
Point Lookout State ParkSt. Mary’s1,079 acres437 ha1963Chesapeake Bay,
Potomac River
Tall monument
American Civil War prisoner-of-war camp museum/Marshland Nature Center, swimming, picnicking, boat launch, boat rental, camping, cabins, camp store, fishing, canoeing, hiking trails, hunting
Rocks State ParkHarford1,060 acres430 ha1949Deer Creek
Rocky outcroppings
Fishing, hiking, picnicking, wading, canoeing and tubing, bow hunting, rock climbing, repelling
Rocky Gap State ParkAllegany3,119 acres1,262 ha1963Lake Habeeb
Lake Habeeb
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking
Rosaryville State ParkPrince George’s1,039 acres420 ha1976 
Historic American Buildings Survey John O. Brostrup, Photographer May 13, 1936 11-30 A.M. VIEW FROM NORTHEAST. - Mount Airy, Rosaryville, Prince George's County, MD HABS MD,17-ROSVI.V,2-11.tif
Mount Airy Mansion; trails for hiking, biking and equestrians
Sandy Point State ParkAnne Arundel786 acres318 ha1948Chesapeake Bay
Thin peninsula and blue waters
Swimming, fishing, crabbing, boating, picnicking, windsurfing
Sang Run State ParkGarrett81 acres33 ha2017  1800’s homestead and store
Seneca Creek State ParkMontgomery6,313 acres2,555 ha1958Seneca Creek
Lake with fall foliage
Black Rock Mill, Seneca Schoolhouse; boating, fishing, picnicking, disc golf
Smallwood State ParkCharles984 acres398 ha1958Mattawoman Creek
Brick home
“Smallwood’s Retreat” historic site; marina, picnicking, camping, nature trails
South Mountain State ParkFrederickWashington7,520 acres3,040 ha  
Green vista
Runs the length of South MountainAppalachian Trail; contiguous with other national, state and local parks
St. Clement’s Island State ParkSt. Mary’s62 acres25 ha1962Potomac River
Lighthouse and large cross
Only accessible by boat; reconstructed lighthouse, memorial to first Marylanders landing March 25th, 1634 (Maryland Day); hiking, picnicking, fishing
St. Mary’s River State ParkSt. Mary’s2,643 acres1,070 ha1968St. Mary’s Lake Hiking, horseback and biking trails, picnicking, boat launch, canoeing, fishing, hunting
Susquehanna State ParkCecilHarford2,753 acres1,114 ha1958Susquehanna River,
Upper Chesapeake Bay
Wide waterfall through trees
Rock Run Historical Area; fishing, camping, picnicking, boating, hiking trails
Swallow Falls State ParkGarrett257 acres104 ha1930sYoughiogheny River
Tumbling waters in winter
Camping, hiking, picnicking, nature programs
Tuckahoe State ParkCarolineQueen Anne’s3,949 acres1,598 ha1963Tuckahoe Creek
Hiking, biking and equestrian trails, canoeing, picnicking, camping, cabins, hunting, archery
Washington Monument State ParkFrederickWashington191 acres77 ha1934 
Barrel-shaped stone monument
1827 stone monument to first President George Washington by citizens of nearby Boonsboro; picnicking, hiking on the Appalachian Trail
Wills Mountain State ParkAllegany371 acres150 ha1998 
Valley vista
Wolf Den Run State ParkGarrett1,986 acres804 ha2018  Three parcels near Kitzmiller
Wye Oak State ParkTalbot29 acres12 ha1939 
Massive speading oak tree
Site of celebrated oak tree lost in 2002; picnicking