The North East River Area provides swimming access to the Susquehanna Flats of the Chesapeake Bay. There is also a canoe and kayak hand-launch area, just north of the swim area.
The shallow water access is unguarded and the area also features picnic tables, grills, and a restroom with cold showers.
Please note that Maryland State Parks are trash free. You must take all of your trash with you when you leave.
Located in the North East Beach Area, Shelters One and Two accommodate 125 people each. The Shelters are available May through September by permit/reservation only. To reserve Shelter One or Two call 1-888-432-CAMP (2267) or visit our reservation web page. Day-use fees apply to this area in addition to the $103 reservation fee. Please call the park with questions about amplified sound or alcohol permits prior to making a reservation (alcohol permits must be purchased at the time of reservation).
Maryland Tagged VehiclesWeekends and Holidays - $3 per personWeekdays - $3 per vehicle
Out-of-state Tagged VehiclesWeekends and Holidays - $5 per personWeekdays - $5 per vehicle
*Some discounts apply
The North East Beach Area opens at 9 a.m. and closes at sunset. All visitors must exit the parking lots by sunset.
Follow Route 272 South, 1/3 mile past Park Headquarters, turn right onto North East Beach Road.
Pets on leashes are welcome in this area except; for the sandy portion of the swimming beach area from Memorial Day Weekend until after Labor Day.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)