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Construction Notice (update Aug 16, 2013):

Construction of park improvements to Nature Center is scheduled to begin Sept 16, 2013 with a projected completion date of April 8, 2014. During this time period camper registration and limited concession items will be temporary moved to the park administration building (located to the right of the park entrance gate).

Other areas of the park that will be closed during construction: Fall of 2013 - campsite A47 and A48. Spring of 2014 - campsites A47, A48, A49, A50, and A51. These sites will remain closed until construction is completed. Other closures affected during construction will be the marina fish cleaning station and camper trailer storage area lot.NO CONSTRUCTION WILL OCCUR ON WEEKENDS.

We apologize for any inconvenience the construction may cause our park patrons. If you have any questions, please call the park office at (410) 968-1565, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Please continue to check website for updates.


Playground Closed:

Due to storm damage from Hurricane Sandy, the Janes Island playground is closed to park patrons until further notice. Playground is located between Shelter 1 and 2. The swing adjacent to the playground is still open for public use.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our park patrons. If you have any questions, please call the park at (410) 968-1565, between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.


2014 Reservation/Transaction Fees:

In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.


JANES ISLAND STATE PARK, MD

Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Wed Apr 22 2015

Description

Whether you are looking for a few hours of tranquil paddling, or a full-day expedition and overnight experience, you'll find it at Janes Island State Park. This park is surrounded by Chesapeake Bay waters and features rental cabins, pavilions, campsites and a conference center. More than 30 miles of water trails dissect a 2,900 acre Chesapeake Bay salt marsh island, a natural paradise with few signs of civilization. Limitless vistas over shallow bays, marshes and low vegetation impart a sense of space and solitude. Most of the waterways are protected from wind and current, providing ideal conditions for the novice as well as the experienced paddler. Janes Island offers a tranquil paradise. Anglers enjoy easy access to the Bay and fish for striped bass, spot, croaker, flounder and bluefish. A family favorite at Janes Island is crabbing-- where you quickly learn why Maryland is for Crabs!!

Facilities:

Please read what our campers and visitors are saying about Janes Island State Park:

Great to have a wheelchair accessible cabin!

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bait
  • Baseball/Softball Fld
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campstore
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Crabbing
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hot Showers
  • Ice Sales
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Walks, Self
  • Kayaking
  • Park Headquarters
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Powerboating
  • Ranger Station
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Boats
  • Rent Canoes/Kayaks
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming - Sound
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Trails
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Airport
Alerts and Important Information
ALCOHOL POLICY:

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 and motorhomes. Permits may be issued upon request by the Park Manager for special events operating under a use agreement.

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:
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/alcoholfaq.asp

Notes

PET POLICY:

  • Pets allowed in day-use area, on trails and on island.
  • Pets allowed in marina area to board vessels.
  • Pets allowed at sites 1 through 13 and sites 23 through 40 in campground Loop B and in adjacent pet walking area.
  • Pets allowed in campground Loop A and parking lot.
  • Pets prohibited in Full Service Cabins, Camper Cabins and in the cabin area of the park. No Pets in campground Loop C.
  • Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
    http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pets.asp

    YOUTH GROUP CAMPING:
    Youth Group Camping is available within C-Loop, Sites 94,96,98,100,102. Contact the Park Office at 410-968-1565 for reservation. Youth Group Pass will be honored.

    Additional Youth Group Camping Information can be found at:
    http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/youthgroup.asp

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    38.01639, -75.8575
    38°0'59"N, 75°51'27"W

    Take US 13 S to MD Route 413. Take 413 south for about 12 miles, take a right onto Plantation Road, then continue one mile to park entrance.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    JANES ISLAND STATE PARK
    26280 ALFRED LAWSON DRIVE
    CRISFIELD MD 21817

    Phone Number:

    Information: (410)968-1565
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