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Contact the Park Service

  • To Report Violations of Park Rules: 1-800-825-7275 (Park Watch) or 1-410-260-8888 (Communications Center)
  • General Information: 1-800-830-3974 (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
  • Email Us
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Plan Your Next Adventure in a State Park

Camping, cabin, pavilion and outdoor amenities abound in Maryland State Parks.​​​
Maryland State Park Welcome Map

Wounded Warrior and Veteran Outreach Program

Day use entrance charges waived for all veterans year-round at all State Parks.​

Shad Landing Pond

Maryland State Park Signature Events

Seasonal park programs for families.​​​​​​​​​

Maryland State Parks Annual Report

The Maryland Park Service is dedicated to providing affordable outdoor recreation and educational opportunities in diverse landscapes for visitors each year. In 2017, the Maryland Park Service managed 72 State Parks on 137,716 acres of land. More than 14 million visitors enjoyed adventures exploring history, hiking, biking trails or horseback riding on trails, canoeing or kayaking in our lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, swimming in our beach Parks and attending nature-based staff led programs. View the Maryland Park Service 2017 Annual Report.

Maryland State Parks Economic Benefits
The first-ever comprehensive Maryland State Parks Economic Impact and Visitor Study indicates Maryland State Parks have an estimated annual economic benefit to local economies and the State of more than $650 million annually.​​​​​​​

Civil War reenactorCivil War Sites

The Maryland Park Service hosts several significant Civil War sites, such as South Mountain, Point Lookout, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park.

CJC youth worker MCC & CJC

The Maryland Conservation Corps and the Conservation Jobs Corps are doing great things in Maryland. See what they are up to...

Our Mission

The mission of the Maryland Park Service is to manage the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources to provide for wise stewardship and enjoyment by people.