Chapman State Park

Chapman State Park on the waterRecreation


Fishing is permitted from shore. Species include largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish, white and yellow perch, carp and hardhead. A Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing License is required.


In 2009, Chapman State Park was designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society.


Chapman State Park Scenic ViewHunting

Designated areas of Chapman State Park offer managed and in-season hunting opportunities. For specific information, refer to the Maryland DNR – Guide to Hunting and Trapping or call 301-743-5161 for current seasons. Hunters may enter/remain on park property outside of the regular posted hours provided that they are engaged in legitimate, authorized hunting activity.


Pets are permitted in the state park.​