Elm's Beach Park

Tobacco and Vape Free Park as of 1/1/2020

Five hundred feet of shoreline with unsupervised swimming, picnicking and fishing. The park has a picnic pavilion, playground, portable restrooms, changing area and parking.

Hours of Operation:

  • April 1st - April 30th: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • May 1st - August 31st: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • September 1st - September 31st: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • October 1st - October 31st: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • November 1st - November 31st: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • December 1st - March 31st: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Park is closed for vehicles during this time

Park Admission Information: Park is staffed and admission is charged weekends and Holidays from first Saturday in May through Labor Day.

  • Per Vehicle: $7 for resident, $25 for non-resident
  • Season Pass for One Park: $25 for resident, $100 for non - resident
  • Season Pass for Two Parks: $30 for resident, $130 for non - resident
  • Season Pass for Three Parks: $55 for resident, $200 for non - resident

Hunting Information: Bow Hunting Only, starting on Sept. 15 (deer hunting only). Hunting permit is required and can be obtained at the Recreation & Parks office at 23150, Patuxent Building, Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650. Only 5hunters allowed in the hunting area at any one time and there is a sign in sheet at the park entrance. (19350 Back Door Road, Lexington Park, Md. 20653). For hunting on Elm's Beach property managed by Maryland Department of Natural Resources, please call Maryland DNR for more information and permitting at 301-743-5161.

For more information about this park, please contact St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks 301-475-4200 ext. 71800.


Take Rt. 235 south to past the turn for St. Mary's City. Take Forest Landing Road (the next left). Look for park entrance on the left. A small park that connects to the county board of education environmental education property at Elms Beach. Good for edge, pine forest/shrub, marsh, beach, and bay front birding.

Parks & Beaches

Elm's Beach Park

19350 Back Door Road
Lexington Park, Maryland 20653

(301) 475-4200

  • Hours:
    Call or visit website for season and hours of operation.