CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: (Posted 4/10/15)
Currently there is a Construction Renovation Project in progress at the Campground Bathhouse “B”, scheduled through May 15th. The entire building is being renovated and updated. B Camp Loop remains open for the season, but several sites adjacent to the construction site are closed. Campers may experience construction site activity and noise in the area Monday through Saturday. B Loop Campers may use either the Bathhouse in “C” or “A” loops. Please plan your site selection reservation accordingly.
The Full Service Cabins are closed beginning September 8, 2015. There is a Renovation / Construction Project scheduled for the Fall/Winter Season to best meet needs of our visiting public and park scheduling. The project will end late spring of 2016. Please enjoy the 2015 Season and make your reservations now!
We apologize for any inconvenience the construction plans may cause our park patrons. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 410-968-0651, 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.
The unguarded beaches of Janes Island offer visitors the opportunity to swim in the waters of the Chesapeake, but only at their own risk. Swimming is only allowed on Tangier Sound Side Beaches of the Island and area is accessible only by boat. Must provide your own boat; or kayak/canoe rentals are available at the Park during peak season. No swimming from the mainland park shoreline.
SPECIAL PARK USE PERMITS:
In order to use amplified music, inflatibles or rides, a permit must be issued by park management. For permit information call the park office at 410-968-1565, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas with the exception of interior areas of full-service cabins, motorhomes, and designated shelters.
Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit and must be obtained 1-day out prior to arrival. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.
Internet shelter reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.
For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:
DAMAGE TO FACILITY:
All registered shelter users will be held responsible for any damage to state property that occurs during the time of their rental and may be charged accordingly. Damage includes destruction and defacement resulting from both willful actions (vandalism) and the misuse or overuse of facilities. Damage charges will be assessed according to the degree of damage.
Shelter rentals are from 8:00 AM to Sunset.
Due to the potential threat of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Maryland Department Natural Resources has prohibited the importation of personal firewood into all DNR owned and managed properties. Please do not bring firewood with you from home when visiting a DNR property.
Insects may be a nuisance at certain times of the year. Gnats, biting flies, mosquitoes, and ticks may be a problem during the spring, summer and fall. The park is located in a forest environment which could result in a problem with wood roaches, crickets, and mice.
After office hours, Contact PARK WATCH: 1-800-825-PARK (7275), or DNR Communications at 1-410-260-8888.
Each Shelter has 15 picnic tables and parking for 50 vehicles. There is also a recreation/play area. Each Shelter has a grill. Drinking water available at or next to Shelter. Electric and Lights.
Shelter # 2: There is no parking at the Shelter itself; there is an access road for deliveries/loading-unloading only. Parking is approximately 200 feet away.
Prices are subject to change without notice and reservation fees, as well as cancellation fees are non-refundable.
Maryland State Parks are 'Trash Free'. Bring sufficient large trash bags for trash remove. All trash must be removed. Reduce/Reuse/Recycle
HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE (PAVED ACCESS), NEXT TO VOLLEYBALL AREA. THERE IS NO PARKING AT PAVILION. THERE IS AN ACCESS ROAD FOR DELIVERIES/LOADING-UNLOADING ONLY. PARKING IS APPROXIMATELY 200 FEET AWAY. >150' FROM RESTROOM