Janes Island State Park

Photo of scenic Janes Island

1-888-432-CAMP (2267)

Contact: 410-968-1565

26280 Alfred J. Lawson Drive
Crisfield MD 21817

Day-use Hours: Sunrise - Sunset

ALERT: Please be aware insects are part of our natural environment. You can expect and should prepare for biting flies, mosquitoes and ticks during the summer season. When planning and packing for a trip to Janes Island State Park, we encourage you to consider the following: insect repellent, screen room/tent during peak times, head net or hat with attached head netting, and citronella candles. We also encourage visitors to wear light-colored clothing, as flies are attracted to dark colors.

To access the boat ramp outside of normal operating hours, call the Park Headquarters during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:00 pm, M-F) to make arrangements.

Located just outside of Crisfield on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Janes Island State P​ark offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Chesapeake Bay. Within the mainland portion of the park are the campground, with 103 campsites, rental cabins, a lodge, picnic areas, pavilions, and the boat ramp and marina. 

The island portion of the park – Janes Island – includes over 2,900 acres of saltmarsh, over 30 miles of water trails and miles of isolated pristine beaches. Although people have harvested the resources of the island for thousands of years, today the island is wild and seemingly untouched. A haven for birds, fish, crabs and other saltmarsh dwellers, Janes Island provides visitors a tranquil setting to explore the wildlife of the bay while enjoying the expansive vistas and stunningly beautiful sunsets. Whether fishing or crabbing, motor boating, paddling or simply relaxing, visitors to Janes Island will experience a world still ruled by the weather, the tides and the wildlife that first drew people to this very special place.

The park offers ADA accessible restrooms and four accessible campsites. The park store, nature center, picnic pavilions, recreation area, fish cleaning station and dock area are also ADA accessible.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

There is no fee to enter the park for day-use, but there is a fee to use the park's boat ramp. ($7.00 for Maryland residents. $9.00 for out of state residents.)