Healthy Beaches App

From now to Labor Day, check the status of your favorite beaches for today's conditions.

MD Blue Crab

Measure Your Crab Catch

The minimum legal size of hard crabs increased on July 15. Be sure to measure from tip to tip of spikes.


Early-July Bay Deadzone

At 30-Year Low! Restoration efforts have helped reduce nutrients and sediment in the Bay.

AccessDNR Video

Governor O'Malley and Lt. Governor Brown

Enter DNR's Photo Contest.

Entries Due Aug. 30th


Parts of Deal Island WMA are closed to all crabbing activities until Sept. 2nd. Read more.

Notice: DNR will be opening the pistol range at Elk Neck State Forest on July 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

  • Pistol range usage will be restricted to four lanes with a total of 25 yards maximum target distance.
  • The remaining lanes will open Monday, July 28,2014 at 1:00 PM
  • The rifle and shotgun ranges will be closed Saturday, July 26 until 1 p.m. for a DNR Hunting and Shooting Sports Outreach Program.