The Maryland Park Service is moving to a new State Park reservation service provider in April 2017. State Park reservation services for campgrounds, shelters and other facilities will not be available during the final week of March to facilitate the transition of services and pending reservations to the new website. To help address any potential discrepancies in the future, we encourage customers to retain documentation associated with reservations made for dates after March 31, 2017. (Updated 3-22-2017)
Frequently Asked Questions
When will the transition occur?
The Maryland Park Service will begin the process of transitioning to its new reservation service provider March 28, 2017, and will fully transition to the new provider at 9 a.m. April 3, 2017.
Will there be an interruption of service during the transition?
Yes, a brief one.
From March 28 – April 2, customers will not be able to create, cancel, or change reservations via the internet or call center. This “blackout period” is required to ensure a smooth transition to the new reservation system. (However, if inventory is available, customers will be able to reserve it at the park office.)
How will customers make reservations in the new system?
Customers will be able to make reservations via the internet, call center or at (select) state parks.
What will happen to reservations made in the current system?
Existing park reservations will be transferred to the new system.
During the final week of March, customers with reservations for dates after March 30, 2017, will receive a new booking confirmation email with a new booking number for their existing reservation.
Will I be able to see reservations made in the old system on the new system?
When you visit the new reservation website and select “Sign In,” you will be required to create a new account. You must create the account with the same email address you used to create your "original" reservation. Once your account has been created and you have successfully logged in, click on the "My Reservations" link and "Current Reservations."
What else is changing?
Transaction fees will be reduced to $6.25 per reservation (except for Assateague State Park, which will remain $6.25 per night) and $4.75 per transaction to cancel or change a reservation (except Assateague State Park ,which will remain $4.75 per night to change or cancel).
Inventory rates for cabins, campsites and shelters are not changing.
Advance booking time frame will be one calendar year in advance. For example, May 15, 2017, customers may book any date until May 15, 2018.
Service charge fees for reservations. For every night reserved a service charge will be added to the base rates noted below for properties on the reservation system. For reservations made through the Internet, the per night fee is $4.56. For reservations made through the call center, the per night fee is $4.61, and for reservations made at the park the per night fee is $4.51. Youth group camping will also be charged this service fee for each night reserved.
Day-Use Waiver for Active Duty Military / Maryland National Guard - Any member of the Maryland National Guard and all active duty military personnel who display their active duty military identification card to the gate attendant at any Maryland State Park day-use area will have their day-use entrance service charge waived. The waiver is valid for the military identification card holder only. No other facility service charges will be waived.
Day-Use Waiver for Veterans on Veterans Day (November 11) - All applicable day-use entrance charges are waived for all veterans on Veterans Day. This waiver applies to both resident and out-of-state veterans.
Half-Price Day-Use Discount for Veterans - Any veteran of the United States Armed Forces is to be charged one-half (50%) of the applicable day-use entrance charge. This discount applies to both resident and out-of-state veterans. The half-price discount is applicable to the veteran only and not others in the same vehicle, unless a per-vehicle charge is in effect at the time. In that case, the per-vehicle fee is discounted by 50%.
Friday before Memorial Day to Labor Day Monday $4/person; out-of-state residents $6/person. All other times $3/vehicle; out-of-state residents $5/vehicle
$10/vehicle; out-of-state residents $12/vehicle.
7 a.m. to Sunset. Lifeguards are on duty 10 am. to 5 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Daugherty Creek Conference Center:Daugherty Creek Conference Center year-round. Contact the park office for reservations.Daily use:$85 for up to 5 hours; $200 for full day (12 hours); Overnights: $275 for first night: $200 for each additional night. When reserving the Conference Center for a 7-night stay, the last night is free: seven (7) nights for the price of six (6). ) Daytime use capacity: 65; overnight capacity: 16
$7/vehicle; out-of-state residents $9/vehicle.
5:30 a.m. to Sunset, March through November; and 6:30 a.m. to Sunset, December through February.
Boat Launch: $5/vehicle; out-of-state residents $7/vehicle.
Sunrise to Sunset.
Shad Landing - Sunrise to Sunset
Milburn Landing - Sunrise to Sunset
$5/vehicle; out-of-state residents $7/vehicle
Sunrise to Sunset
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401