Outdoor Activities and Amenities in Maryland

Lifeguards training near swimming area/beach

MD State Parks - Swimming

Grab your swim suit and sunblock and get ready to cool off in some of the best swimming spots in Maryland. From sandy beaches to ancient river swimming holes, you can enjoy these wonderful spots all summer long.​

Please note that the following parks do not have a lifeguard on duty:

  • Elk Neck
  • Greenwell
  • Hart Miller Island
  • Janes Island

Please check each park's page below for additional details about their designated swimming area. Please be safe and have fun!​


Interested in becoming a Maryland State Park Lifeguard?

Each year, the Maryland Park Service aims to hire 100 lifeguards to keep watch over our visitors who want to spend a fun-filled and safe day near or in the water with family and friends. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months to ensure public safety and educate visitors of both the joys and the hazards of an aquatic environment. Visit State of Maryland Job Openings and contact an Aquatics Ranger below to learn more about lifeguarding at your favorite state park!

CENTRAL REGION

Michael Hook
Gunpowder Falls State Park
2813 Jerusalem Road
PO Box 480
Kingsville, MD 21087
(410) 592-2897
michaels.hook@maryland.gov

EASTERN REGION

Patrick Marshall
Assateague State Park
7307 Stephen Decatur Highway
Berlin, MD 21811
410-641-2120
patrick.marshall@maryland.gov

Ed Smith
​Pocomoke River State Park
3461 Worcester Highway
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-2566
edwardw.smith@maryland.gov

SOUTHERN REGION

Lindsey Hughes
Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
Scotland, MD 20687
301-872-5688
lindseya.hughes@maryland.gov

Tyler Walker
Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21409
(410) 974-2149
tyler.walker@maryland.gov

WESTERN REGION

Scott Offutt
Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
(301) 271-7574
scott.offutt@maryland.gov

Christine Smith
Deep Creek Lake State Park
898 State Park Road
Swanton, MD 21561
(301) 387-7067
christinen.smith@maryland.gov

Eric Savage
Herrington Manor State Park
222 Herrington Lane
Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 334-9180
eric.savage@maryland.gov

Daniel Lewis
Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
(301) 791-4767
danielj.lewis@maryland.gov

Brian White
New Germany/
​Dans Mountain State Parks
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
(301) 895-5453
brian.white@maryland.gov

David Best
Rocky Gap State Park
12500 Pleasant Valley Road
Flintstone, MD 21530
(301) 722-1480
david.best@maryland.gov​​

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Contact the Park Service


  • To Report Violations of Park Rules: 1-800-825-7275 (Park Watch) or 1-410-260-8888 (Communications Center)
  • General Information: 1-800-830-3974 (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
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