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Construction Update - July 3, 2014:

Construction of park improvements to the Ranger Julie Schweikert Nature Center and Park Store remains on schedule with the majority of the project to be completed in time for the Fourth of July weekend. Camper Registration and Concessions are now located in the 'newly renovated' Park Store near the Marina Area. Come and enjoy a relaxing time in the 'new Dining Room'. Bring a book, a tablet or lunch. Snacks, bottled drinks and ice cream novelties are available for sale.

Other areas of the park continue to be under final construction. The Camper Check-In Parking Lot can be used, but still has some final work to be completed. The Trailer Storage Lot is also available for limited use with final construction to the entrance a week or so away. The NEW Marina Fish Cleaning Station and NEW Boat Rental Building are still not complete, sorry. The Pathway to the Park Store/Nature Center from the Camper Check-In Lot has been completed. Boat Rentals are open, just check in at the Park Store.

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 a.m. and 4 p.m. Feel free to email the Park Manager also at: DennisE.Smith@maryland.gov Also please continue to check this website for updates.


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: Sun Jul 12 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://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/alcoholfaq.aspx

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://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/pets.aspx

    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://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/youthgroup.aspx

    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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