List of Maryland state parks

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This List of Maryland state parks contains the state parks of the U.S. state of Maryland as listed in the 2014 Acreage Report.[1] Generally, the Maryland Park Service, under the authority of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is the governing body for these parks, although some have been turned over to local authorities.

Maryland state parks[edit]

Park name   County or counties   Area[1]   Estab- lished   River / lake / other   Image   Remarks  
Assateague State Park Worcester 855 acres (346 ha) Atlantic Ocean
Horses in marshland
Barrier island with swimming, beachcombing, sunbathing, surfing and fishing
Big Run State Park Garrett 300 acres (120 ha) Savage River Reservoir
River flowing over rocks
Camping, fishing, flat water canoeing, hiking trails, picnicking
Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park Dorchester, Talbot 26 acres (11 ha) Choptank River Fishing, hiking, cycling
Calvert Cliffs State Park Calvert 1,311 acres (531 ha) Chesapeake Bay
Cliffs overlooking water
Fossil hunting, hiking trails, fishing, hunting, picnicking, youth group camping, playground, shelters.
Casselman River Bridge State Park Garrett 4 acres (1.6 ha) Casselman River
Single-arch stone bridge over river water
Historic bridge; popular fishing location
Chapel Point State Park Charles 821 acres (332 ha) Port Tobacco River
Park signage
Largely undeveloped; features fishing and hunting
Chapman State Park Charles 829 acres (335 ha) 1998 Potomac River
Mount Aventine
Home of Mount Aventine; fishing, hunting, hiking trails
Cunningham Falls State Park Frederick 6,033 acres (2,441 ha) 1954 Big Hunting Creek
Water coursing over grey rocks
Includes the Catoctin Furnace; features boating, fishing, swimming, playground, trails, hunting, and picnicking.
Dans Mountain State Park Allegany 482 acres (195 ha) Olympic-sized swimming pool with waterslide and refreshment stand; fishing, hiking, picnic areas, playground, pavilions
Deep Creek Lake State Park Garrett 1,818 acres (736 ha) 2000 Deep 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 Park Cecil 2,191 acres (887 ha) Chesapeake Bay
Turkey Point Lighthouse.jpg
Home of Turkey Point Light; beach, swimming, picnicking, seasonal convenience store, boat launch, fishing, crabbing, camping, cabins, nature center, trails for hiking and biking, hunting
Fort Frederick State Park Washington 722 acres (292 ha) 1922 Potomac River,
Big Pool Lake
Stonewall fortifications
Stone fortification from the French and Indian War; visitors center, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking, camping
Fort Tonoloway State Park Washington 26 acres (11 ha) Undeveloped
Franklin Point State Park Anne Arundel 477 acres (193 ha) Chesapeake Bay Undeveloped
Gambrill State Park Frederick 1,165 acres (471 ha) 1934
Pond with trees
Picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing pond, camping
Gathland State Park Frederick, Washington 140 acres (57 ha) 1949
Stone monument
Former estate of George Alfred Townsend; museum, visitors center, picnicking, hiking on the Appalachian Trail
Greenbrier State Park Frederick, Washington 1,406 acres (569 ha) 1967
Sunset over lake waters
Swimming, fishing, boating, boat rental, camping, camp store, hiking, picnicking, playground, Appalachian Trail
Greenwell State Park St. Mary's 596 acres (241 ha) 1971 Patuxent River Historic Rosedale Manor House; picnicking, swimming, non-motorized boating, hiking, equestrian and cycling trails, fishing, hunting
Gunpowder Falls State Park Baltimore, Harford 14,796 acres (5,988 ha) 1959 Gunpowder River,
Dundee Creek
Red barn
Multiple non-contiguous recreational areas: Swimming, fishing, picnicking, boating, boat rentals, flatwater canoeing, whitewater canoeing, board sailing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, hunting
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Dorchester 17 acres (6.9 ha) 2007 Opening in 2016
Hart-Miller Island State Park Baltimore 244 acres (99 ha) 1977 Chesapeake Bay
Dike, Hart-Miller Island State Park
Accessible only by boat; 3,000-foot (910 m) sandy beach
Herrington Manor State Park Garrett 365 acres (148 ha) 1964 Herrington Creek Swimming, non-motorized boating, picnicking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, cabins
Janes Island State Park Somerset 3,160 acres (1,280 ha) Chesapeake Bay
Visitors center, conference center, marked water trails, canoeing, kayaking, boat launch, boat rentals, fishing, crabbing, picnicking, remote-area swimming, cabins, camping, camp store
Jonas Green State Park Anne Arundel 6 acres (2.4 ha) 2009 Severn River Leased to Anne Arundel County
Love Point State Park Queen Anne's 76 acres (31 ha) 2007 Chesapeake Bay Undeveloped
Martinak State Park Caroline 105 acres (42 ha) 1961 Choptank River,
Watts Creek
Signage and scenery
Fishing, camping, boating, hiking, nature center
Matapeake State Park Queen Anne's 21 acres (8.5 ha) 2009 Chesapeake Bay Beach; leased by Queen Anne's County
Matthew Henson State Park Montgomery 100 acres (40 ha) 1989 Greenway for hiking and biking
New Germany State Park Garrett 467 acres (189 ha) Swimming, fishing, picnicking, boat launch, boat rental, canoeing, camping, cabins, hiking trail, cross-country skiing, nature center
Newtowne Neck State Park St. Mary's 791 acres (320 ha) 2009 Potomac River Non-motorized boating, hiking, picnicking, fishing
North Point State Park Baltimore 1,328 acres (537 ha) 1987 Chesapeake Bay Former site of the Bay Shore Amusement Park; visitors center, swimming, hiking and biking trails, pier and shore fishing, picnicking
Palmer State Park Harford 590 acres (240 ha) 1965 Deer Creek Undeveloped; hiking, fishing, canoeing
Patapsco Valley State Park Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Howard 14,286 acres (5,781 ha) 1907 Patapsco River
Curving, multi-arched bridge
Hiking, horseback and mountain bike trails, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, camping
Patuxent River State Park Howard, Montgomery 6,703 acres (2,713 ha) Patuxent River Hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding.
Pocomoke River State Park Worcester 916 acres (371 ha) Pocomoke River Visitors center, swimming pool, biking and hiking trails, boat launch, boat rental, fishing, flat water canoeing, camping, camp store, picnicking
Point Lookout State Park St. Mary's 1,078 acres (436 ha) Chesapeake Bay
Tall monument
Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center, swimming, picnicking, boat launch, boat rental, camping, cabins, camp store, fishing, canoeing, hiking trails, hunting
Purse State Park Charles 149 acres (60 ha) Potomac River Undeveloped; hunting, fishing, bird watching, fossil hunting
Rocks State Park Harford 1,060 acres (430 ha) 1951 Deer Creek
Rocky outcroppings
Fishing, hiking, picnicking, canoeing and tubing, bow hunting, rock climbing, repelling
Rocky Gap State Park Allegany 3,119 acres (1,262 ha) 1998 Lake Habeeb
Lake Habeeb
Boating, camping, fishing, hiking
Rosaryville State Park Prince George's 1,039 acres (420 ha)
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 Park Anne Arundel 786 acres (318 ha) 1952 Chesapeake Bay
Thin peninsula and blue waters
Swimming, fishing, crabbing, boating, windsurfing
Seneca Creek State Park Montgomery 6,283 acres (2,543 ha) Seneca Creek
Lake with fall foliage
Black Rock Mill, Seneca Schoolhouse; boating, fishing, picnicking, disc golf
Smallwood State Park Charles 984 acres (398 ha) 1958 Mattawoman Creek
Brick home
Smallwood's Retreat; marina, picnicking, camping, nature trails
South Mountain State Park Frederick, Washington 7,178 acres (2,905 ha) 1984 Civil War battle site, Appalachian Trail
St. Clement's Island State Park St. Mary's 62 acres (25 ha) 1962 Potomac River
Lighthouse and large cross
Only accessible by boat; reconstructed lighthouse, memorial to first Marylanders; hiking, picnicking, fishing
St. Mary's River State Park St. Mary's 2,643 acres (1,070 ha) St. Mary's Lake Hiking, horseback and biking trails, picnicking, boat launch, canoeing, fishing, hunting
Susquehanna State Park Cecil, Harford 2,753 acres (1,114 ha) Susquehanna River
Wide waterfall through trees
Rock Run Historical Area; fishing, camping, picnicking, boating, hiking trails
Swallow Falls State Park Garrett 257 acres (104 ha) Youghiogheny River
Tumbling waters in winter
Camping, hiking, picnicking, nature programs
Tuckahoe State Park Caroline, Queen Anne's 3,929 acres (1,590 ha) Tuckahoe Creek Hiking, biking and equestrian trails, canoeing, picnicking, camping, cabins, hunting
Washington Monument State Park Frederick, Washington 162 acres (66 ha) 1934
Barrel-shaped stone monument
1827 monument to George Washington; picnicking, hiking on the Appalachian Trail
Wills Mountain State Park Allegany 357 acres (144 ha) Undeveloped
Wye Oak State Park Talbot 29 acres (12 ha) 1939
Massive speading oak tree
Site of celebrated oak tree lost in 2002; picnicking

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fiscal Year 2014 DNR Owned Lands Acreage" (PDF). Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 

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