The permit / reservation system is being implemented to protect the natural resources of the area and provide a higher quality visitor experience and improved customer service. Due to very high demand, an average of 300 vehicles were being turned away on busy summer weekends.
No. Weekday visitation is generally at a more manageable level, and we encourage people to visit on weekdays. Reservations are only required on weekends and holidays between May 1st through Labor Day. (Normally reservations are required after Memorial Day, but this year, in accordance with Governor Hogan’s emergency actions to protect public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and to reduce crowding in order to maintain safe social-distancing space, reservations will be required earlier in the month)
Reservations and parking permits are free of charge.
No. Allowing people to park off-site or drop people off would compromise our carrying capacity limitations related to resource protection, public safety, and quality of the visitor experience We are supporting efforts by local police to prevent negative impacts to the local community, such as illegal parking and trespassing.
Reservations are not transferable. Please call the Rocks State Park office at 410-557-7994 to let us know if you cannot make it so that we can offer the pass to someone else.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)