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Maryland Park Service Selected as a Telly Award Winner

Creators Diane Feheley, Christina Holden and Stephen Badger of the Maryland Park Service

The Telly Awards has named the Maryland Park Service as a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for their piece, Gratitude for Maryland State Parks. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. Read more »


Maryland State Park Advisory Commission Presents Goucher College with Award of Excellence

pacThe Governor’s Park Advisory Commission today presented Goucher College’s Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center with the Award of Excellence for its dedication and passionate commitment to the well being of Maryland State Parks. The team of students and teachers created and conducted a poll that gathered valuable information on Maryland State Park visitor experience. Read more »


Newtowne Neck State Park Reopens to the Public

newtowne_beachThe Maryland Park Service has reopened Newtowne Neck State Park to the public, following a closure of more than two years, while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted comprehensive research into the source of military ordnance found at the park in early 2012. The Corps determined that the ordnance was inert test artillery rounds containing no explosive material, and therefore was not a danger to the visiting public. Read more »


Assateague State Park Project Puts Hold on Campsite Reservations for 2015

camper at AssateagueAssateague State Park is holding off on accepting reservations for the 2015 camping season until it has a more finite schedule for a proposed winter project. The park will announce an update on the project’s status and designate an opening date on its website October 6. Staff will not have any further information until this time. Read more »


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 »