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Copyright: Joe Dunn
Copyright: Joe Dunn

Claim Your Space

Breathe, relax, enjoy.

Claim Your Space

Breathe, relax, enjoy.

Parks & Beaches

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 and beachMyrtle Point Beach is on the Patuxent River and Elms Beach is on the Chesapeake Bay.

Visitor Favorite

Point Lookout State Park, Civil War Museum & Lighthouse

11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687

38.06745 -76.33775

(301) 872-5688

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.…

Museums & Historic Sites | Water Activities | Public Landings & Launches | Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | St. Mary's Heritage | African-American Heritage Sites | Civil War Sites | Lighthouses | Ecotourism | Birding

Elm’s Beach Park

19350 Back Door Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653

38.19649 -76.36707

(301) 475-4200

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

Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | Ecotourism | Birding

Horse Discovery Center

Greenwell State Park & Foundation

25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636

38.36562 -76.52471

(301) 373-9775

Nearly 600 acres of parkland, 10 miles of trails, and two miles of waterfront along the Patuxent River with an accessible 50 ft. pier. Kayak/canoe launch…

Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | Equestrian

Leonardtown Wharf Park

22510 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.2863 -76.6386

(301) 475-9791

Boat tie-ups, canoe/kayak launch, and rentals (kayak & SUP rentals available via Patuxent Adventure Center at Port of Leonardtown Park). Restrooms, no overnight boat facilities.

Water Activities | Public Landings & Launches | Parks & Beaches | Recreation | St. Mary's Heritage | War of 1812 Sites

Myrtle Point Park

24050 Patuxent Boulevard, California, MD 20619

38.33011 -76.49647

(301) 475-4200

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. Fees…

Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | Ecotourism | Birding

Newtowne Neck State Park

MD 243, Compton, MD 20627

38.23944 -76.71795

(301) 872-5688

Cradled by Breton Bay, the Potomac River and St. Clements Bay, this 776-acre property of woodlands, wetlands, and agricultural fields offers low-impact recreational opportunities such as…

Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation

Port of Leonardtown Park/Mcintosh Run

23190 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.30382 -76.65703

(301) 475-9791

Park, pavilion, walking paths, and canoe/kayak launch along Mcintosh Run. Site of Port of Leonardtown Winery and Patuxent Adventure Center (kayak rentals).

Water Activities | Public Landings & Launches | Parks & Beaches | Recreation

Snow Hill Park & Beach

26590 South Sandgates Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

38.38745 -76.60891

(301) 475-4200

Please see website for hours of operation Entrance Fees for Weekends and Holidays Usually July through October (see website) Fee: Walk-Ins and Bicyclers, groups of 4…

Parks & Beaches

St. Clement’s Island State Park

38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD 20626

38.21056 -76.74585

(301) 872-5688

Visit the site of Maryland's birthplace. In 1634, 140 English settlers landed here to establish America's fourth British colony. The Potomac River island features a cross…

Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | St. Mary's Heritage | Lighthouses | Historic Churches & Religious Sites

St. Mary’s River State Park

21250 Camp Cosoma Road, Callaway, MD 20620

38.24998 -76.53982

(301) 872-5688

Situated at the north end of the St. Mary's River watershed in the center of the county, the park consists of approximately 2,000 acres of land…

Parks & Beaches | Fishing & Hunting | Hunting Areas | Recreation | Ecotourism | Birding