PARKS

STATE PARKS


[color photograph of hikers at Washington Monument State Park] Because of Maryland's diverse geography, State parks offer a variety of recreation from snow skiing to ocean fishing. Most of them are open to the public, sunrise to sunset, from April through October.

Hikers at Washington Monument State Park, Washington County, Maryland, February 2001. Photo by Elizabeth W. Newell.


[color photograph of Washington Monument, Washington Monument State Park]

The State Forest and Park Service of the Department of Natural Resources is responsible for and maintains some forty State parks covering 90,239 acres. These include::

  • 13 parks with tidal waterfront
  • 8 parks with recreational lakes open to public fishing and boating
  • 20 State parks open to public hunting
  • 7 natural environment areas containing 13,960 acres

    Washington Monument, Washington Monument State Park, Washington County, Maryland, February 2001. Photo by Ann J. Baker.


    ALLEGANY COUNTY
  • Dans Mountain State Park (Lonaconing) (301) 777-2138
  • Rocky Gap State Park (Flintstone) (301) 777-2139

    ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

  • Jonas Green State Park (Annapolis)
  • Patapsco Valley State Park (headquarters, Ellicott City) (410) 461-5005
  • Sandy Point State Park (Annapolis) (410) 974-2149

    BALTIMORE COUNTY

  • Gunpowder Falls State Park (Kingsville) (410) 592-2897
  • Hart-Miller Island State Park (410) 592-2897
  • North Point State Park (Kingsville) (410) 592-2897
  • Patapsco Valley State Park (headquarters, Ellicott City) (410) 461-5005

    CALVERT COUNTY

  • Calvert Cliffs State Park (301) 872-5688

    CAROLINE COUNTY

  • Martinak State Park (Denton) (410) 479-1619

    CARROLL COUNTY

  • Patapsco Valley State Park (headquarters, Ellicott City) (410) 461-5005

    CECIL COUNTY

  • Elk Neck State Park (North East) (410) 287-5333

    CHARLES COUNTY

  • Chapel Point State Park (301) 743-7613
  • Purse State Park (Marbury) (301) 743-7613
  • Smallwood State Park (Marbury) (301) 743-7336

    FREDERICK COUNTY

  • Cunningham Falls State Park (Thurmont) (301) 387-5563
  • Gambrill State Park (Thurmont) (301) 271-7574

    GARRETT COUNTY

  • Big Run State Park (301) 895-5453
  • Casselman River Bridge State Park (Grantsville) (301) 895-5453
  • Deep Creek Lake State Park (Swanton) (301) 387-4111
  • Herrington Manor State Park (Oakland) (301) 334-9180
  • New Germany State Park (Grantsville) (301) 895-5453
  • Swallow Falls State Park (301) 334-9180

    HARFORD COUNTY

  • Rocks State Park (Jarrettsville) (410) 557-7994
  • Susquehanna State Park (Jarrettsville) (410) 557-7994

    HOWARD COUNTY

  • Patapsco Valley State Park (Ellicott City) (410) 461-5005

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Patuxent River State Park (Gaithersburg) (301) 924-2127
  • Seneca Creek State Park (Gaithersburg) (301) 924-2127

    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

  • Rosaryville State Park (301) 888-1410

    QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY

  • Tuckahoe State Park (Queen Anne) (410) 820-1668
  • Wye Oak State Park (Queen Anne) (410) 820-1668

    ST. MARY'S COUNTY

  • Greenwell State Park (Scotland) (301) 872-5688
  • Point Lookout State Park (Scotland) (301) 872-5688
  • St. Clement's Island State Park (Coulton's Point) (301) 872-5688
  • St. Mary's River State Park (Great Mills) (301) 872-5688

    SOMERSET COUNTY

  • Janes Island State Park (Crisfield) (410) 968-1565

    WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • Fort Frederick State Park (Big Pool) (301) 842-2155
  • Gathland State Park (Boonsboro) (301) 791-4767
  • Greenbrier State Park (Boonsboro) (301) 791-4767
  • South Mountain State Park (Boonsboro) (301) 791-4767
  • Washington Monument State Park (Boonsboro) (301) 791-4767

    WORCESTER COUNTY

  • Assateague State Park (Berlin) (410) 641-2120
  • Pocomoke River State Park (Snow Hill) (410) 632-2566

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