The U.S. National Park Service preserves 58 national parks, 390 parks, historic sites, memorials, and recreation areas that attract nearly 300 million visitors every year. Our U.S. national parks are repositories of the nation’s biological diversity and contain some of the last ecosystem remnants that are found nowhere else in the world. Explore US Parks Online

Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful, historic national treasure which includes the 105-mile long Skyline Drive, a National Scenic Byway. The Park covers the crest of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains for over seventy-five miles. The Appalachian Trail roughly parallels the Skyline Drive and 101 miles of this trail run through the Park. (more…)

Maryland National and State Parks and Recreation

Maryland has no national park, 40 State Parks, 10 State Forests, 2 State Fish Hatcheries, 7 State Wildlife Management Areas, 1 National Historic Site, 3 National Historic Parks, 5 National Wildlife Refuges and 1 National Seashore.



State Parks

  • Assateague State Park
  • Big Run State Park
  • Calvert Cliffs State Park
  • Casselman Bridge State Park
  • Cathland State Park
  • Chapel Point State Park
  • Dans Mountain State Park
  • Deer Creek State Park
  • Elk Neck State Park
  • Fair Hill State Natural Resources Mgmt. Area
  • Fort Frederick State Park
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Gambrill State Park
  • Greenbrier State Park
  • Greenwell State Park
  • Gunpowder State Park
  • Herrington Manor State Park
  • Janes Island State Park
  • Jonas Green State Park
  • Martinak State Park
  • Matapeake State Park
  • Mattawoman State Natural Environmental Area
  • Milburn Landing State Park
  • Palmer State Park
  • Patapsco State Park
  • Point Lookout State Park
  • Purse State Park
  • Robert M Watkins Regional State Park
  • Rock Gap State Park
  • Rosaryville State Park
  • Saint Marys River State Park
  • Sandy Point State Park
  • Seneca Creek State Park
  • Shad Landing State Park
  • Smallwood State Park
  • Susquehanna State Park
  • Swallow Falls State Park
  • Tuckahoe State Park
  • Washington Monument State Park
  • Wills Mountain State Park
  • Wye Oak State Park

State Forests

  • Cedarville State Forest
  • Doncaster State Forest
  • Elk Neck State Forest
  • Mount Nebo State Forest And Game Preserve
  • Pocomoke State Forest
  • Potomac State Forest
  • Savage River State Forest
  • Seth State Forest
  • Swallow Falls State Forest
  • Wicomico State Forest

State Fish Hatcheries

  • A M Powell State Fish Hatchery
  • Lewistown State Fish Hatchery

State Wildlife Management Areas

  • Cedar Island Wildlife Mgmt. Area
  • Deal Island Wildlife Mgmt. Area
  • Fairmount Wildlife Mgmt. Area
  • Idylwild Wildlife Mgmt. Area
  • Linkwood Wildlife Mgmt. Area
  • Vaughn Wildlife Mgmt. Area
  • Wellington Wildlife Mgmt. Area

National Historic Site

  • Hampton National Historical Site

National Historic Parks

  • Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park
  • Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

National Wildlife Refuges

  • Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Glenn Martin National Wildlife Refuge  
  • Patuxent Research Refuge  
  • Susquehanna River National Wildlife Refuge

National Seashore

  • Assateague Island National Seashore