Janes Island State Park

Photo of scenic Janes IslandReservations
1-888-432-CAMP (2267)

Contact: 410-968-1565
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26280 Alfred Lawson Drive
Crisfield MD 21817


5:30 a.m. - Sunset: March - November
6:30 a.m. - Sunset: December - February

Located near Crisfield on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Janes Island State P​ark offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Chesapeake Bay. Within the mainland portion of the park are the campground, rental cabins and conference center, picnic areas and pavilions, and the boat ramp and marina. The island portion of the park – Janes Island – includes over 2,900 acres of saltmarsh, over 30 miles of water trails, and miles of isolated pristine beaches. Although people have harvested the resources of the island for thousands of years, today the island is wild and seemingly untouched. A haven for birds, fish, crabs, and other saltmarsh dwellers, Janes Island provides visitors a tranquil setting to explore the wildlife of the Bay while enjoying the expansive vistas and stunningly beautiful sunsets. Whether fishing or crabbing, motor boating or paddling, or simply relaxing, visitors to Janes Island will experience a world still ruled by the weather, the tides, and the wildlife that first drew people to this very special place. The park offers accessible restrooms, and four accessible campsites. The Park Store and Nature Center, picnic pavilions and recreation area, fish cleaning station, and dock area are also accessible.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ALERT: June 27, 2019

Dump Station - Construction on the Park's Dump Station will occur intermittently Monday - Thursday beginning on July 8th and continuing until the project's completion, anticipated by late August. Dump station access may not be available during this time. Please contact the Park at 410-968-1565 for more information and alternative dump sites.

Feb. 11, 2019

Full Service Cabins - The "Renovation/Construction Project" was sent out for Bid, but due to technical difficulties and project funding it has been delayed. The Full Service Cabins will be opening for the rental season effective March 6, 2019.

Daugherty Creek Lodge - The "Renovation/Construction Project" also includes the Daugherty Creek Lodge. Reservations will follow the same schedule as the Full Service Cabins and open on March 6, 2019.

The renovation project's revised new target date to start was December 2, 2019 with a completion date during the winter/spring of 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience the construction plans may cause our park patrons. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 410-968-1565, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Feel free to email the Park Manager at: DennisE.Smith@maryland.gov. Also, please continue to check this website for updates.​