Susquehanna State Park

Susquehanna State Park Hunting (Areas A and B)


Hunting Areas A and B are located near the Susquehanna River in northern Harford County. The sign-in sheet for Area A is located behind the maintenance shop off Wilkinson Road and the sign-in sheet for Area B is located off Quaker Bottom Road. Area A is approximately 560 acres and Area B is approximately 90 acres.

Seasons Open

Susquehanna State Park is open for deer archery hunting only. Be sure to consult your Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping for season dates and bag limits. Hunting is allowed Monday through Saturday. No hunting is allowed on Sundays.

Hunting Devices Allowed

Only archery equipment is allowed.

Permits and Regulations

A Free Public Hunting Permit is required and may be obtained online through COMPASS​ or anywhere Maryland hunting licenses are sold.

  • Hunters must sign in and sign out at the property; no reservations are required.
  • Area A allows twenty-five hunters per day and Area B allows ten​ hunters per day.
  • Hunters must park in the designated parking areas.
  • Hunters may enter the park no earlier than 1.5 hours before sunrise and must be out no later than 1.5 hours after sunset.
  • While the campground is open, hunting or carrying weapons is prohibited in both loops of the campground. A safety zone has been established around this area. See the regulations packet that accompanied your permit for the current year opening date.
  • The use of patented tree stands is recommended, especially near trails. All tree stands must be removed at the end of each day.
  • Hunters must contact Natural Resources Police at 410-260-8888 before tracking a wounded deer after hours, off State Park property, or outside of the designated hunting area.
  • Free Public Hunting Permit must be displayed on the dash of your vehicle while hunting.


Click here for a map of the property​.


Eleven waterfowl sites are available for use in the Susquehanna River and on the Sand Islands, with restrictions. A Free Public Hunting Permit is​ required and available online through COMPASS​ or anywhere Maryland hunting licenses are sold.


Click here for a map of the waterfowl hunting sites.​