The North East River Area provides swimming access to the Susquehanna Flats of the Chesapeake Bay. There is also a canoe and kayak hand-launch area, just north of the swim area.
The shallow water access is unguarded and the area also features picnic tables, grills, and a restroom with cold showers.
Please note that Maryland State Parks are trash free. You must take all of your trash with you when you leave.
Larger groups (up to 125 people) can rent one of two pavilions in this area. They are available by rental only.
Shelters 1 and 2The North East River Area has two shelters that can be rented from April through October. Shelters must be reserved in advance.
Hilltop ShelterLocated in the North East River Area on Mauldin Mountain, Hilltop Shelter accommodates 100 people and features an open air amphitheater. Food and alcohol are prohibited. The Shelter is available May 25 through September 1, Monday through Saturday by permit/reservation only, To reserve Hilltop Shelter call 1-888-432-CAMP(2267) or visit our reservation web page. Day-use fees do not apply to this area.
Maryland Tagged Vehicles
Weekends and Holidays - $3 per person
Weekdays - $3 per vehicle
Out-of-state Tagged Vehicles
Weekends and Holidays - $5 per personWeekdays - $5 per vehicle
*Some discounts apply
The North East Beach Area opens at 9 a.m. and closes at sunset. All visitors must exit the parking lots by sunset.
Follow Route 272 South, 1/3 mile past Park Headquarters, turn right onto North East Beach Road.
Visitors to the North East River Area can:
Pets on leashes are welcome in this area except; for the sandy portion of the swimming beach area from Memorial Day Weekend until after Labor Day.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401