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 the Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. This year, in order to ease the transition for our visitors, reservations will not be required until the weekend of June 29, 2019.
We are investigating online reservations, and hope to provide 24-hour online service in the near future. At this time, we will be taking phone reservations at the park office and sending parking permits by email.
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 410-557-7994 to let us know if you cannot make it, so that we can offer the reservation 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)