Wye Island Natural Resources Management Area

Wye Island Scenic photoContact: 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.

ALERT: Due to Covid-19, all programs, events and group activities have been cancelled. The following facilities within the Tuckahoe State Park Complex are closed: Equestrian Center, campgrounds, playgrounds, picnic shelters, park offices, nature centers, lodges and disc golf courses. To adhere to social-distancing guidelines, portions of the Tuckahoe dam are now closed -- no access or fishing is allowed at this location.

The park remains open for passive recreational exercise activities such as hiking, bicycling, and paddling. Recreational fishing and boating is not allowed. Limited sustenance fishing and hunting will be permitted. Only individuals, immediate family members, and people who reside together should engage in outdoor activities — these groups should be limited to 10 people or fewer, and distance of at least six feet from others should be maintained.​​