Parks and Beaches

State Parks

Each of our five state parks has its own defining character, but all have one thing in common—water!  Along the Patuxent River you’ll find Greenwell State Park with its commitment to serve individuals of all levels of ability.  In the heart of the county lies St. Mary’s River State Park which features a mountain bike trail and a fishing lake.  Along the Potomac our island park of St. Clements is Maryland’s birthplace and our newest state park, Newtowne Neck, is just outside of Leonardtown at the mouth of Breton Bay.  Way down at the county’s southern tip is the outdoors mecca: Point Lookout State Park.

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If you plan to immerse yourself in St. Mary’s County, our beaches are the place to start.  Pack a picnic, put on your swim shoes and grab your water wings. Myrtle Point Beach and Elms Beach are on the Patuxent River. The beach at Point Lookout State Park is along the Potomac River.

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Local Parks

St. Mary’s offers numerous opportunities for recreational activities at a variety of locations.  You’ll find sports fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and playgrounds.  A number of county parks have picnic pavilions available for rent. 

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