Janes Island State Park

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Janes Island State Park
Maryland State Park
Janes Island SP MD1.jpg
Country United States
State Maryland
County Somerset
Elevation 0 ft (0 m) [1]
Coordinates 38°00′59″N 75°51′27″W / 38.01639°N 75.85750°W / 38.01639; -75.85750Coordinates: 38°00′59″N 75°51′27″W / 38.01639°N 75.85750°W / 38.01639; -75.85750 [1]
Area 3,159 acres (1,278 ha) [2]
Established Unspecified
Management Maryland Department of Natural Resources
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Nearest City Crisfield, Maryland
Location in Maryland
Website: Janes Island State Park

Janes Island State Park is a Maryland state park located on Chesapeake Bay in Somerset County. Parklands feature a salt marsh, water trails, and isolated pristine beaches.

Activities and amenities[edit]

  • Boating: The park offers a boat launch and boat slips, motor boat rentals, and kayak and canoe rentals. There are more than 30 miles (48 km) of marked water trails winding through the island’s salt marsh.
  • Swimming: Canoeing and kayaking trails lead paddlers to a 7-mile-long white sandy beach on the shores of Tangier Sound and Chesapeake Bay.
  • Accommodations: There is a 100-site campground (half with electricity), four rustic cabins, plus a conference center with four bedrooms.
  • The park also features fishing and crabbing, picnicking, a playground, shelters, and a park store and nature center.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Janes Island State Park
  2. ^ "FY2013 DNR Owned Lands Acreage Report" (PDF). Maryland DNR. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2015. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Janes Island State Park". Maryland DNR. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 

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