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Park Quest 2022

The theme this year is Parks for Pollinators.​​​ Join The Maryland Park Service as we kick off the 15th anniversary of this popular program with a variety of pollinator-themed quests in Maryland State Parks!
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Maryland Fishing Report – May 11

Fishing conditions should slowly get back to normal with a stretch of warmer sunny days and lighter winds. The shad run should continue until late May, and the 2022 striped bass trophy season will run through May 15.​

DNR 2022 Photo Contest Now Open

Photographers, novice or professional, can enter for the chance to win cash, park passes, and other great prizes. Entries for Annual Contest Taken Until August 1, 2022.
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Jobs at DNR​​

We're hiring! Looking for a summer job or a career in natural resources? Join us and our mission to preserve, protect, restore, and enhance our environment for this and future generations.​

Buy Your Fishing License​​

​Our online COMPASS portal gives you 24/7 self service access to our entire product catalog of recreational licenses, permits and stamps.
Image of the app with hunters on a boat - Photo: Kimberley Kelly

Download the DNR App​​

AccessDNR is the official app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the State's outdoor enthusiasts.

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Maryland State Parks


The mission of the Maryland Park Service is to manage the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources to provide for wise stewardship and enjoyment by people. 

​National Geographic dubbed Maryland, “America in Miniature,” due to the fact that nearly every kind of terrain can be found here – from the sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the expansive marshes of the Chesapeake Bay, to vast acres of farmland and the rocky Appalachian mountains. In between, you’ll find the beautiful rolling hills of Maryland’s horse country, the spectacular sight of massive sunflower fields, and miles upon miles of water trails to travel by kayak or canoe, just like those who came before us.

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