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. Please be safe and have fun!


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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
  • Email Us
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