Drone Use

Statewide Maryland Park Policies

​​​​Per the Park Manager, Drone use is permitted at Sandy Point State Park PRIOR to the Memorial Day holiday (May) and AFTER the Labor Day holiday (September) to avoid times of heavy visitation. Operation is allowed during normal park operating hours of 7am to dusk. As with any drone operation, the operator must possess all required certifications or licenses from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or other relevant agencies. Important to Sandy Point, the drone operator must refrain from operating over groups of people and must not disrupt visitors or harass wildlife.

Operators should be aware that the park is located directly next to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which is considered a sensitive structure. Operators should refrain from operation near the bridge; drone operation in close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge requires special permissions from the appropriate authorities. The park is also located within 7 miles of a small regional airport. Operators should make appropriate notification or use flight awareness.

Contact the park at ​​410-974-2149 or email sandypoint.statepark@maryland.gov for additional information or special requests.