Janes Island State Park Quest - Island Engraving Exploration

Introduction To Quest

Discover all that our park has to offer by completing a scavenger hunt that is fun for all ages. Decipher clues that will guide you to one of the park’s key features as well as the next clue. kayaking at Janes Island

Quest Information

Start your quest at the park's headquarters, the first building to the right as you enter the park ages. There is a box outside the main door where teams can pick up their quest worksheet. At each station, there will be an engraved placard with a set of crayons. Use and return one of the crayons to create a crayon rubbing of the engraved placard; each additional rubbing will reveal more and more of the complete picture. The completed picture will be your stamp of approval for completing the Janes Island Park Quest!Color-specific crayons will be available at each engraving site and should remain at their respective sites. No advance registration is required. If no crayons are available or if engravings are vandalized please call the Ranger on Duty at 443-477-0911.

Portions of this quest require being in direct sunlight and hiking in forested areas. Adult supervision is required for climbing the observation tower. Teams are encouraged to bring sunscreen, tick/bug repellant, water, and snacks. The Quest is available sunrise to sunset all year long. Bathrooms are available at the marina and camp grounds during the camping season (March 30 through November 25). The park store is open from midday to evening during the camping season. Try to visit the park on weekdays as weekends become crowded with campers.

Bonus Quest - Salt Marsh Scenic Scull

Salt marshes are one of the most crucial ecosystems found in Maryland. They support a wide diversity of life from plants and insects to fish, waterfowl, raptors, and even humans. Take a boat for a paddle down one of our water trails and learn more about salt marshes by reading the interpretive signs you find along the way. Each sign contains a clue to the combination of the locked Park Quest box at the Marina which contains the stamp of approval for completing this Bonus Quest.

The Bonus Quest is available Monday through Thursday from early May to late September. Teams are strongly encouraged to bring their own canoes or kayaks. Rental canoes and kayaks are only available if weather permits. Please call the park on the day of your planned arrival to check for weather-dependent availability at 410-968-1565.

Park Information

Janes Island State Park is nestled between the Little Annemessex River and Tangier Sound on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Janes Island is a haven for camping which features a campground, a marina with a boat ramp, rental cabins, a conference center, hiking trails, picnic areas, shelter pavilions, and some of the best sunsets in the state. Janes Island also boasts over 30 miles of water trails through the 2,900 acres of tidal salt marshes which are ideal for both paddling and fishing.

Janes Island State Park
26280 Alfred J. Lawson Drive
Crisfield, MD 21817
GPS N 38° 00.490’ W 075° 50.620’

Directions to Janes Island State Park

  • From points south: Follow Route 13 north to Route 667 towards Crisfield. Follow Route 667 to Route 413; turn left on 413 (south) and go to Plantation Road. Take a right onto Plantation Road and follow for about 1½ miles to Alfred J. Lawson Drive. Take a right onto Alfred J. Lawson Drive and follow road into the park. Follow signs to Park Store.
  • From points north: Follow Route 13 south to Route 413 south towards Crisfield. Follow Route 413 for about 12 miles to Plantation Road. Take a right onto Plantation Road and follow for about 1½ miles to Alfred J. Lawson Drive. Take a right onto Alfred J. Lawson Drive and follow the road into the park. Follow signs to Park Store.​​​
  • Make a reservation to stay at the park.