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Public Information Meeting: North Point State Battlefield Project

Battlefield of North Point State Park

Battlefield of North Point State Park

Who: Open to the public
When: April 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Takos Visitor Center in North Point State Park (8400 North Point Road; Edgemere, MD)
Contact: (410) 260-8161 or e-mail

The Maryland Park Service Superintendent and staff will hold a public information meeting for the purpose of presenting the plans for the North Point State Battlefield Park Project, which is planned for the intersection of North Point Road and Trappe Road in Dundalk, Maryland.

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New Germany State Park Sign Pays Tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps


Park Technicians Sean Rafter (left) and Mark Beals stand beside the new sign.

Park Technicians Sean Rafter (left) and Mark Beals stand beside the new sign.

New Germany State Park has created an entrance display that fuses past and present, bolstering a brand new sign with stones hand-cut by Civilian Conservation Corps members nearly 80 years ago. This tribute is significant, as the park’s lands were once home to one of the Corps’ many nationwide camps. Read more »


Assateague State Park to See Heavy Congestion October 5

Roads to and within Assateague State Park will be extremely congested from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 5, due to the Salisbury University Sea Gull Century bicycle event in combination with increased visitation as a result of Assateague National Park being closed. Visitors should expect limited access to the day use parking lot and campground entrance. Staff recommend  guests arrive after noon to avoid the heavy traffic and limited parking. Read more »


Casselman River Bridge to Celebrate Bicentennial

Casselman River Bridge Photo by Lori Jenkins

Casselman River Bridge Photo by Lori Jenkins

When: September 20-22
Where: Casselman River Bridge State Park, 10240 National Pike, Grantsville
Who: Open to the Public
Contact: 301-387-4386
Cost: Free (Meals extra)

Spanning the Casselman River and supporting 200 years of hooves, boots, sleigh runners and wheels of every type, the Casselman River Bridge will soon begin its third century on the National Road in Grantsville. In celebration of this milestone, the bridge will be the focal point of a three-day bicentennial event packed with fun, food and festivities. Read more »


Deep Creek Lake State Park Prepares for Summer Season

DNR appoints new managers for State Park & Lake Management Area

Deep Creek LakeSummer is here, and Deep Creek Lake State Park and Natural Resources Management Area (NRMA) are ready for the throngs of visitors who enjoy Maryland’s largest manmade body of water. Read more »


Park Quest Registration to Open May 13

Interested families encouraged to register right away

PQ TeamFamilies across the State are gearing up for a summer of adventure with the Maryland Park Service’s annual park-hopping challenge, Where a Family Becomes a Team. Registration for Park Quest 2013 opens at 6 p.m. on May 13. The event is expected to fill up quickly so interested participants are encouraged to register right away. Read more »


Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield Seeking New Members

Who: Open to the Public

What: Public Interest Meeting

When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.

Where: Greenbrier State Park Visitor’s Center, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro  

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-791-4767

The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield is seeking new members to support and advance its cause of providing fun, family-friendly, historical events and interpretations associated with the area. Read more »


Area of Ice to be Removed from Deep Creek Lake

Visitors urged to use caution

The Maryland Park Service (MPS) notifies visitors to Deep Creek Lake that staring February 16 ice along the shoreline of the Discovery Center will be removed to open the waters for cold water rescue training. This area will remain unsafe for quite some time and will be marked with reflective buoys. Read more »


Most State Parks Open after Sandy Clean-Up

Cunningham Falls State Park

The Maryland Park Service (MPS) has reopened all but 11 of Maryland’s 66 State Parks after extensive clean-up and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Seven of the reopened parks are open with limited services, some without electric power, while the remaining parks are open and fully operational. The 11 closed parks will remain closed as crews continue to clean up and repair infrastructure.  

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Maryland State Parks Closing for Hurricane Sandy

The Maryland Park Service is closing all State Park campgrounds and day-use areas in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. The Maryland Forestry Service is also closing Elk Neck State Forest. Read more »