Seneca Creek State Park

Private Picnic Facilities and Pavilions

Seneca Creek State Park offers two types of private, reserved picnic facilities: picnic pavilions with overhead roof shelters, and open-air private picnic groves. Reservations are required, and rental charges apply.

Please note that the pavilion/picnic area rental charge does not cover park entrance fees for renters or their guests.

Pavilions and private picnic areas may be reserved by calling 888-432-2267 or visiting

Detailed rental information


Available from April through October. All pavilions have reserved parking, roofed shelters with electric lighting, electric outlets, grills, and playgrounds.

Blue Jay: 200 person capacity. Rental cost $200

Nuthatch: 200 person capacity. Rental cost $200

Buck: 150 person capacity. Rental cost $150

Doe: 150 person capacity. Rental cost $150

Fawn: 50 person capacity. Rental cost $50

Bobwhite: 50 person capacity. Rental cost $50

Private Picnic Groves

Available from May through September.
Private picnic groves have reserved parking, grills, picnic benches, and comfort stations. Nearby open fields are suitable for field games and sports; bring your own sports equipment. Please note that private picnic groves do not provide electric outlets and do not have roofed shelter areas.

Cardinal: 100 person capacity. Rental cost $50

Entrance fees

On weekends and holidays April through October, we charge:

  • $3 per person for Maryland residents
  • $5 per person for out-of-state residents
  • Children in car seats and booster seats are free
  • Veterans, active duty military and those with a golden age pass or disability pass enter for free
  • Prepaid tickets can be purchased at the park office, but they must be distributed to guests before the day of the event. The tickets are non-refundable but they do not expire.