Maryland Wildlands are a group of public properties that are protected from logging or other activities in the state of Maryland.
The Maryland Wildlands Preservation System is the state's counterpart to the federal government's National Wilderness Preservation System. Protected properties are designated as state wildlands by the Maryland General Assembly. These wildlands are owned and managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Each tract overlaps with all or part of a state park, forest, wildlife management area, or other land unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
In 1971, the Maryland State Legislature passed the Wildlands Protection Act, which began the program of protecting publicly owned areas. As of December 2018, 38 areas had been designated as Maryland Wildlands. representing 65,956 acres (266.91 km2) of Maryland Wildlands.
- Savage River State Forest
- Green Ridge State Forest
- Rocky Gap State Park
- Dan's Mountain Wildlife Management Area
- Dan’s Mountain Wildland
Frederick and Montgomery Counties
- North Point State Park
- Gunpowder Falls State Park
- Soldiers Delight Natural Environmental Area
Howard and Montgomery Counties
Prince George's County
- Calvert Cliffs State Park
- Parker’s Creek Wildlife Management Area
St. Mary's County
- Mattawoman Natural Environment Area
- Zekiah Swamp Natural Environment Area
- Chapman State Park
- Pocomoke River State Forest and/or Pocomoke River State Park
- Cedar Island Wildlife Management Area
- Janes Island State Park