Janes Island State Park

Janes Island State Park Pier, Dock, and Boat Ramp


Janes Island provides multiple services for boaters:

  • A launching ramp ($7 for Marylanders. $9 for out of state residents)
  • Boat slips for registered campers ($5 per night)
  • Free canoe and kayak launch
  • Canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals
  • Easy access to Crisfield Harbor, Tangier Sound and the Big and Little Annemessex Rivers.

A boat dock located off of the Yellow Trail at Flatcap Beach on Janes Island offers boaters access to the five miles of unspoiled beach on the bay side of the island.

Canoe and Kayak rentals in Janes Island State Park

Boat Rentals

Solo and tandem kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards are available at the marina boat house​, weather permitting.

Rental Pricing:

  • Single kayaks - $15/hour, $35/half day, $55/full day
  • Tandem kayaks and canoes - $20/hour, $40/half day, $60/full day
  • Paddle Boards - $15/hour, $35/half day, $55/full day

Hours of operation:​

  • Sunday - Thursday - 9AM - 4PM
  • Friday - 10AM -7PM
  • ​Saturday - 9AM - 6PM

Paddles and PFDs are included. Boats are rented on a first come, first served basis and cannot be reserved in advance.

Note: Renters returning late (from a half day rental) will be charged $10 per hour for the additional time​. ​​Ability to rent boats depends on weather and hours are subject to change based on staff availability and camp store hours.  Additional information regarding boat rentals is available by contacting the park at 410-968-1565.​​​​