Camping Season and Service Charges for MD State Parks

Camping Season and Service Charges for Maryland State Parks

New Maryland State Park Reservation Service

The Maryland Park Service transitioned to a new State Park reservation service provider on April 3, 2017.

Advance booking time frame is one calendar year in advance. For example, May 15, 2017, customers may book any date until May 15, 2018.​ On-line reservations may be made at parkreservations.maryland.gov. Internet customers have the ability to make reservations on Maryland's Reservation Internet site 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Reservations are available 365 days in advance of your arrival date. New reservation inventory is available Monday through Friday beginning at 9 a.m. both online and in the call center. New inventory does not become available on Saturdays, Sundays, and designated holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, New Year’s Eve) when the call center is not open. Inventory that would become available on these dates will be available on the next day that the call center is open.

 ​Frequently Asked Questions

When did the transition occur?
The Maryland Park Service began the process of transitioning to its new reservation service provider March 28, 2017, and fully transitioned to the new provider at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017.

Was there be an interruption of service during the transition?
Yes, a brief one.

From March 28 – April 2, customers were not be able to create, cancel, or change reservations via the internet or call center. This “blackout period” was required to ensure a smooth transition to the new reservation system. (However, if inventory was available, customers were able to reserve it at the park office.)

How do customers make reservations in the new system?
Customers are able to make reservations via the internet, call center or at (select) state parks.

  • The new website address is parkreservations.maryland.gov
  • The toll-free call center numbers remain 888-432-2267 and 866-804-7846 (TTY/TDD)
  • The new call center international number is 410-500-9901.

What happens to reservations made in the old system?
Existing park reservations were transferred to the new system.

During the final week of March, customers with reservations for dates after March 30, 2017, should have received a new booking confirmation email with a new booking number for their existing reservation.

Can I see reservations made in the old system on the new system?
When you visit the new reservation website and select “Sign In,” you will be required to create a new account. You must create the account with the same email address you used to create your "original" reservation. Once your account has been created and you have successfully logged in, click on the "My Reservations" link and "Current Reservations." If you have problems, contact the call center.

What else changed?
Transaction fees were reduced to $6.25 per reservation (except for Assateague State Park, which is $6.25 per night) and $4.75 per transaction to cancel or change a reservation (except Assateague State Park, which is $4.75 per night to change or cancel).

Inventory rates for cabins, campsites and shelters did not change.

Advance booking time frame is one calendar year in advance. For example, May 15, 2017, customers may book any date until May 15, 2018.


2018 Information

Many of our state parks are available for resource based recreation activities at no charge throughout the year. Others will vary the service charge with the day of week and season of year. There are several options for those facilities that do have a service charge.

For active duty military, you may enter free of charge by showing military I.D. For visitors with a disability, you may apply for our universal disability pass which is a free lifetime pass. For visitors over the age of 62, you may apply for our Golden Age Pass which entitles you to free day use entry. This pass has a one-time $10 administrative fee. Another option for families, is our Maryland Passport that can be purchased for a yearly fee of $75. This pass entitles unlimited day use entry for everyone in the vehicle (up to 10 people) to Maryland’s state parks, including unlimited boat launching. For more information and applications, visit our website on state park passes.

Day-Use Waiver for Active Duty Military / Maryland National Guard - Any member of the Maryland National Guard and all active duty military personnel who display their active duty military identification card to the gate attendant at any Maryland State Park day-use area will have their day-use entrance service charge waived. The waiver is valid for the military identification card holder only. No other facility service charges will be waived.

Day-Use Waiver for Veterans - All applicable day-use entrance charges are waived year-round for all veterans. The waiver applies to both resident and out-of-state veterans. This waiver is applicable to the veteran only and not others in the same vehicle, unless a per-vehicle charge is in effect at the time. In that case, the per-vehicle fee is waived.

Veteran Designation on Maryland Drivers' Licenses - Maryland Veterans can add a special designation on their drivers' licenses. For additional information, visit the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration website.

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Select the Region:


 

Assateague

Family Camping Open Date: 4/25/2018 to 10/28/2018
Youth Group Camping Open Date: 4/25/2018 to 10/28/2018
Campsites Charges:
  • Campsite: $27.49
  • Campsite with electric: $38.49
  • Youth Group Campsites: $11.75 per night with Maryland Youth Group Pass
  • Base rate does not include transaction or other applicable fees
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Day Use Service Charges:

Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day Monday $4/person; out-of-state residents $6/person. All other times $3/vehicle; out-of-state residents $5/vehicle​​

Boat Launch Charges:

$10/vehicle; out-of-state residents $12/vehicle.​

Hours of Operations:

7 a.m. to Sunset. Lifeguards are on duty 10 am. to 5 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Janes Island

Family Camping Open Date: 3/30/2018 to 11/25/2018
Camper Cabins Open Date: 3/30/2018 to 11/25/2018
Youth Group Camping Open Date: (sites C94, C96, C98, C100 and C102) open 3/30/2018 to 11/25/2018 – contact park office for reservations
Campsites Charges:
  • Campsite: $21.49
  • Campsite with electric: $27.49
  • Youth Group Campsites: $11.75 per night with Maryland Youth Group Pass
  • Camper cabin: $55.49
  • Full-service cabins: $86.75 (6 person capacity)
    (Full service cabins year-round. Contact park office for reservations.)
  • Shelter: $56.75
  • Base rate does not include transaction or other applicable fees
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Day Use Service Charges:

Daugherty Creek Conference Center:
Daugherty Creek Conference Center year-round. Contact the park office for reservations.
Daily use:
$85 for up to 5 hours; $200 for full day (12 hours); Overnights: $275 for first night: $200 for each additional night. When reserving the Conference Center for a 7-night stay, the last night is free: seven (7) nights for the price of six (6). ) Daytime use capacity: 65; overnight capacity: 16

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Boat Launch Charges:

$7/vehicle; out-of-state residents $9/vehicle.

Hours of Operations:

5:30 a.m. to Sunset, March through November; and 6:30 a.m. to Sunset, December through February.​


Martinak

Family Camping Open Date: 3/30/2018 to 10/30/2018
Camper Cabins Open Date: 3/30/2018 to 10/30/2018
Campsites Charges:
  • Campsite: $18.49
  • Campsite with electric: $24.49
  • Camper cabin: $50.49
  • Full service cabin: $76.75 4 person capacity)
    (Full service cabin year-round​.)
  • Shelter: $26.75(60 person capacity)
  • Base rate does not include transaction or other applicable fees
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Boat Launch Charges:

Boat Launch: $5/vehicle; out-of-state residents $7/vehicle.

Hours of Operations:

Sunrise to Sunset.​


Pocomoke River

Family Camping Open Date: Shad Landing - year-round; Milburn Landing - 4/5/2018 to 12/10/2018
Camper Cabins Open Date: Shad Landing - year-round; Milburn Landing - 4/5/2018 to 12/10/2018
Youth Group Camping Open Date: Shad Lading - 4/5/2018 to 12/10/2018; Milburn Landing - 4/5/2018 to 12/10/2018
Campsites Charges:

Shad Landing

  • Campsite: $26
  • Campsite with electric: $32
  • Family Group Sites: (20 person capacity) $50; (40 person capacity) $100
  • Youth Group Campsites: $11.75 per night with Maryland Youth Group Pass
  • Camper cabins: $60 - $75
  • Shelters: $176.75 (180 person capacity); $46.75 (50 person capacity)
  • Base rate does not include transaction or other applicable fees
Milburn Landing
  • Campsite: $23
  • Campsite with electric: $29
  • Youth Group Campsites: $11.75 per night with Maryland Youth Group Pass
  • Camper cabins: $55 - $75
  • Shelters: $46.75 and $71.75 (50 and 75 person capacity)
  • Base rate does not include transaction or other applicable fees
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Hours of Operations:

Shad Landing - Sunrise to Sunset

Milburn Landing - Sunrise to Sunset


Tuckahoe

Family Camping Open Date: 3/30/2018 to 11/25/2018
Camper Cabins Open Date: 3/30/2018 to 11/25/2018
Youth Group Camping Open Date: 3/30/2018 to 11/25/2018
Campsites Charges:
  • Campsite: $21.49
  • Campsites with electric: $27.49
  • Youth Group Campsites: $11.75 per night with Maryland Youth Group Pass
  • Camper cabins: $50.49
  • Shelter: $56.75 (80 person capacity)
  • Base rate does not include transaction or other applicable fees
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Boat Launch Charges:

$5/vehicle; out-of-state residents $7/vehicle

Hours of Operations:

Sunrise to Sunset


Wye Island

Youth Group Camping Open Date: year-round; Reservations for Youth Group Camping and Conference Lodge made through Wye Island Office, 410-827-7577
Campsites Charges:
  • Youth Group Campsites: $11.75 per night with Maryland Youth Group Pass
  • Shelter: $175/day (75 person capacity)
  • Lodge and Shelter: $350/day
    Lodge - open 3/23/2017 to 1/28/2018
Hours of Operations:

Sunrise to Sunset