26280 Alfred J. Lawson Drive
Crisfield MD 21817
Hours of daytime use: Sunrise
ALERT: Be careful, insects are part of our natural environment. You can expect and should be prepared to bite flies, mosquitoes and ticks during the summer season. When planning and packing a trip to Janes Island State Park, we encourage you to consider the following: insect repellent, mosquito net/tent during peak hours, net or hat with attached net and citronella candles. We also encourage visitors to wear light-colored clothing, as flies are attracted to dark colors.
To access the boat ramp outside of regular business hours, call park headquarters during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MF) to make arrangements.
Located just outside of Crisfield on Maryland’s east coast, Janes Island State Park offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and richness of the Chesapeake Bay. In the mainland part of the park is the campground, with 103 campsites, rental cabins, a lodge, picnic areas, pavilions, as well as the boat launch and marina .
The island portion of the park – Janes Island – features over 2,900 acres of salt marsh, over 30 miles of water trails and miles of secluded pristine beaches. Although people have been exploiting the island’s resources for thousands of years, today the island is wild and seemingly untouched. A haven for birds, fish, crabs and other salt marsh denizens, Janes Island offers visitors a tranquil setting to explore the bay’s wildlife while enjoying the expansive vistas and stunningly beautiful sunsets. Whether fishing or crabbing, motor boating, paddling or just relaxing, visitors to Janes Island will experience a world still ruled by weather, tides and wildlife. who first drew people to this very special place.
The park offers ADA accessible restrooms and four accessible campsites. The park store, nature center, picnic pavilions, recreation area, fish cleaning station and wharf are also ADA accessible.
There is no charge to enter the park for day use, but there is a charge to use the park’s boat ramp. ($7.00 for Maryland residents. $9.00 for out-of-state residents.)