The Maryland Park Service is dedicated to providing affordable outdoor recreation and educational opportunities in diverse landscapes for visitors each year. In 2017, the Maryland Park Service managed 72 State Parks on 137,716 acres of land. More than 14 million visitors enjoyed adventures exploring history, hiking, biking trails or horseback riding on trails, canoeing or kayaking in our lakes, rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, swimming in our beach Parks and attending nature-based staff led programs. View the Maryland Park Service 2017 Annual Report.
Maryland State Parks Economic BenefitsThe first-ever comprehensive Maryland State Parks Economic Impact and Visitor Study indicates Maryland State Parks have an estimated annual economic benefit to local economies and the State of more than $650 million annually.
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