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Where the Potomac & the Chesapeake meet

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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