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State Parks Adjust Holiday Schedule For Service Reduction Days

Annapolis, Md. (November 18, 2011) - Maryland State Parks will be open on a number of public holidays to accommodate visitors, but will be closed on two Service Reduction Days as part of the State’s Reduction Recovery Plan.


State Parks will be open on:

  • November 23 – Day before Thanksgiving
  • November 24 – Thanksgiving Day
  • November 25 – American Indian Heritage Day
  • December 24 – Christmas Eve
  • December 31 – New Year’s Eve
  • January 1 – New Year’s Day

State Parks will be closed on:


  • December 23 – Service Reduction Day
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 30 – Service Reduction Day

Public use parking lots, buildings and other facilities will not be available on the days that parks are closed.

All State Park camping and cabin reservations will be honored on all days, including those days when parks are closed. Law enforcement personnel (Maryland Park Service Rangers and Natural Resources Police) will be on duty on all days.

DNR offices and service centers will operate on a schedule different from that of the State Parks.


DNR offices and service centers will be closed on:

  • November 23, 24, 25 and
  • December 23, 30.

For more information on State Parks, visit to dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/.


   November 18, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly one-half million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov