If you plan to immerse yourself in St. Mary’s County, our beaches are the place to start.
Five hundred feet of shoreline with unsupervised swimming, picnicking and fishing. The park has a picnic pavillion, playground, portable restrooms, changing area and parking. Click "More Info" to view amenities. Hunting information: No woodchuck hunting. Reservation required. Spring turkey hunting on Saturdays only. Environmental education on site. 301-743-5161 between 8:00am–12:00pm
Elm’s Beach Park
19350 Back Door Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653 View map
Nearly two miles of shoreline including beach areas (no lifeguard), picnic tables, informal canoe/kayak launching, three miles of hiking trails, parking and portable restroom facilities. Click "More Info" to view amenities. Hunting information: Waterfowl hunting in the third split of the season only. Reservation required.… more
Myrtle Point Park
24050 Patuxent Blvd.
California, MD 20619 View map
Located at the tip of St. Mary’s County, Point Lookout combines a rich history with recreation options. This is one of the state's most popular parks. 143 wooded campsites: 26 full hook-ups, 31 electric. One campsite for youth groups. Reservations required (1-888-432-2267). 710 ft. fishing… more
Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
Scotland, MD 20687 View map