St. Mary's River State Park

St. Mary's River State Park photo courtesy of St. Marys TourismPark Reservations

Contact:​ 301-872-5688​

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

ALERT: St. Mary’s River State Park will reopen on December 23, 2020. Hours of operation are currently 7 a.m. to sunset. The entrance fee is still $3 per car for in-state residents and $5 per car for out-of-state residents. Payment can be made at the new automated toll collection using a credit card. If you have a Golden Age pass or Maryland State Park and Trail Passport please contact Point Lookout State Park at 301-872-5688 for information on how to receive a free swipe card that will provide entry to the park.

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.