Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area

Wye Island Scenic photo


Contact: 410-827-7577
E-mail: nrma.wyeisland@maryland.gov​

Queen Anne's County

Wye Island NRMA
632 Wye Island Road
Queenstown, MD 21658

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area is located in the 
tidal recesses of the Chesapeake Bay between the Wye River and the Wye East River. Of Wye Island's 2,800 acres, 2,450 are managed by the Maryland Park Service for resource management, recreation and agriculture. A major emphasis at Wye Island is providing suitable habitat for wintering waterfowl populations and other native wildlife. A primary resource management objective at Wye Island is the stabilization of the 30 miles of ever-eroding shoreline. These efforts are accomplished through a partnership between the department and numerous environmental advocacy groups, such as the Chesapeake Bay Trust, schools and scout groups. ​