The Office of Outdoor Recreation was established to support and enhance outdoor recreation opportunities across the state.
​We are guided by the “five Es”: Environmental conservation & stewardship, Education & workforce development, Economic development, Exercise health & wellness and Equity, access & inclusion .

Where in Maryland will you go?


Eastern Region

Eastern Region ​Kent County
​​ 1. ​Millington Natural Area
2.Cypress Branch State Park
3​.​ Sassafras Natural Resources Management Area​​ ​

Queen Anne’s County
4. Andover Flatwoods Natural Area
6​. Wye Oak State Park​

Caroline County
7. Idylwild Natural Area
8. Martinak State Park​

Dorchester County
9. Fishing Bay Marshes Natural Area​
10​. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park​

Somerset County
11​​. Jane's Island State Park​​​

Worcester County
​12. Assateague State Park
13. Furnace Natural Area​
14. Green Run Woods Natural Area​
15. Hickory Point Cypress Swamp Natural Area​
16. North End Natural Area
17. Skimmer Island Natural Area​
18. Pocomoke River State Park​

Multiple Counties
Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park - Talbot/Dorchester Counties
Chesapeake State Forests - Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico & Worcester Counties
Pocomoke State Forest​ - Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties​
Tuckahoe State Park​ - Caroline & Queen Anne’s Counties

Central Region


Southern Region


Western Region


6.​ ​Woodmont Natural Resource Management Area​
7.​ South Mountain State Battlefield
8.​ ​Greenbrier State Park​
9​.​ Fort Frederick State Park
Sideling Hill Creek State Park - Allegany & Washington Counties
South Mountain State Park​ - Frederick/Washington Counties

Not region specific? Check out Explore the Outdoors​ for activities throughout Maryland!

Our App

Helen Avalynne Tawes

Download our Department o​f Natural Resources app! For ​​ Apple​ and Android​. Here you can find maps, park opening/closing times, and more!​