Online Services


Contact the Park Service

  • To Report Violations of Park Rules: 1-800-825-7275 (Park Watch) or 1-410-260-8888 (Communications Center)
  • General Information: 1-800-830-3974 (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
  • Email Us
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Plan Your Next Adventure in a State Park

Camping, cabins, pavilions and outdoor amenities abound in Maryland State Parks.​​​

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Veterans and Wounded Warriors

Day use entrance fees waived, plus a variety of programs for wounded warriors, veterans and their families.

Assateague State Park Camp site

Annual Family Signature Events

A list of seasonal park programs for families.​​​​​​​​​​ See our Calendar of Events for current events and programs.

Maryland Park Service Named Finalist for the
2019 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation

The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), has designated the Maryland Park Service as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

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Civil War Sites

The Maryland Park Service hosts several significant Civil War sites, such as South Mountain, Point Lookout, Fort Frederick and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Parks.

Maryland Conservation Corps Members Conservation Jobs for Youth

The Maryland Conservation Corps and the Conservation Jobs Corps are doing great things. Young people are learning new skills and stewardship values, while also having fun.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Maryland Park Service is to manage the natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources to provide for wise stewardship and enjoyment by people.