Statewide Park Programs

From the mountains of Western Maryland to the sandy beach of Assateague, the Maryland Park Service is proud to offer wonderful o​pportunities for all our guests to enjoy.​

Create a vacation to remember with our family campfire programs, special events and festivals, statewide ​programming opportunities, and much more.​

School groups are also welcome and a great way to bring classroom curriculum to life. There is always something for everyone at a park near you.

​Interested in learning more about the programs offered at a park near you or maybe planning an upcoming camping trips? Find a State Park near you.

Available Statewide Park Programs

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Create Your Own State Park​​
Creating your own state park at your home can provide a place to enjoy the outdoors, see more birds and butterflies, try new activities and have plenty of fun!
In Their Footsteps
Our Park Rangers will be offering a variety of programs to encourage you to explore our State Parks and learn more about history, nature, and recreation.
Junior Rangers
Kids ages 7 ​- 14 years can become a Junior Ranger and learn about nature, stewardship and recreational fun.
Scales &​ Tales
An environmental education program that provides the opportunity to see wildlife up close.
Park Quest
Your family can visit Maryland State Parks and kayak, hike and complete quests throughout the summer.
First Day Hikes
First Day Hikes include opportunities with ranger-led hikes and self-guided hike options for the whole family!
Nature Play Spaces​
Check out cool places to go in Maryland. We've recommended places for kids to experience nature.
Project Butterfly &​ Bumblebee
Learn about Maryland's Prized Pollinators while taking part in fun activities!​
Maryland Conservation Jobs Corps (CJC)
The CJC is a unique summer program where you’ll be part of a team working to conserve and restore Maryland State Parks.
Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC)
An award-winning AmeriCorps program which provides both skills training and opportunities for young adults to serve Maryland's conservation needs.
Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC)​
Maryland’s Veterans Conservation Corps (VCC) is a program modeled after the Maryland Conservation Corps.
Es Mi Parque​
A program which aims to provide information and services to Spanish-speaking patrons and visitors in an effort to increase awareness of boating, fishing and water safety as well as state conservation laws and regulations.
Healthy Parks, Healthy People​
"Healthy Parks, Healthy People" encourages physical activity in parks in western Maryland and Caroline County.​
State Park History​
State park resources are diverse and include, besides natural wonders, a number of highly significant sites that are rich in history and heritage.
Volunteer Programs
Volunteers provide enthusiasm, energy and creativity to the wide variety of tasks they accomplish. Volunteers experience many benefits -- among them companionship, a sense of responsibility and enhanced skills. There is an opportunity for everyone!
Access for All
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is working to ensure that the state's magnificent natural resources are accessible to all citizens and visitors.
Tackle Loaner Program​
Fishing equipment is available to borrow for free at multiple sites across the state. It is available to individuals, families, or to groups, depending on the site.
MPS Signature Events​
Join us for one of our most belove​d and well known annual events.