St. Mary's County
St. Mary's River State Park
c/o Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
Scotland, MD 20687
May through September
6:00 a.m. to sunset
October through April
7:00 a.m. to sunset
ATTENTION: St. Mary’s River State Park Trail Closure
St. Mary’s River State Park trails will be closed February 15, 2022 through February 17,2022 in order for DNR staff to stabilize sections of the Loop Trail and build a new beginner-level trail. Chainsaws and heavy equipment will be used extensively during the construction process, so to ensure safety, park visitors will not be permitted to access any of the park’s trails during this time period. Thank you for your patience, we look forward to providing the community with a new trail resource soon.
Situated at the northern end of the St. Mary's River watershed, St. Mary's River State Park is separated into two areas, Sites 1 and 2. The Site 1 area holds the 250-acre St. Mary's Lake. Located along Maryland Route 5, between Leonardtown and Great Mills, at the end of Camp Cosoma Road, the area has become a popular freshwater fishing spot. This area has been improved by a modern comfort station, picnic tables, playground, boat launch ramps and a large gravel parking lot. Pets are allowed in the state park. Site 1 St. Mary's River State Park offers an accessible bathroom and seasonal boat launching facility.
Site 2 covers approximately 2,200 acres and is primarily undeveloped. It is a wildlands area and a managed hunting area. Parking is permitted in designated areas only. The park shows a wide range of habitats, from wooded acres and fields to swamps and small streams. With such a diversity, you can also find many different types of plant and animal species. The day use service charge is $3/vehicle year-round. Out-of-state residents add $2.
Passholders (Maryland Passport, Golden Age and Universal Disability) may contact the park office at 301-872-5688 or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an additional swipe card that allows free entry through the automated gate system located at the Lake Area of the park.