Maryland Park Service Pet Policy

  
Appalachian Trail
Assateague
  • Pets are allowed in the marina area to board vessels
  • Pets are allowed in camp loops H, J, and sites 36-51 in loop I, as well as adjoining beaches
  • Pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend
  • Beginning April 27, 2016, pets will be allowed in all I-Loop campsites and adjacent beach
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Big Run

​Pets are allowed in the Big Run State Park campground and day-use area.

Bill Burton Pier
  • Pets are allowed on trails in the undeveloped areas
  • Pets are prohibited on the fishing piers
Calvert Cliffs

Pets are allowed in Calvert Cliffs State Park.

Casselman River

Pets are allowed in Casselman River Bridge State Park.

Cedarville
  • Pets are allowed in the campground
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area​
Chapel Point

​Pets are allowed in Chapel Point State Park.

Chapman

​Pets are allowed in Chapman State Park.

Cunningham Falls
  • Cunningham Falls Campgrounds: Pets are allowed in Addison Run, Bear Branch, and the Manor Area camping loops.
  • Houck Area:Pets allowed on all trails. Pets allowed anywhere in the day-use area except for sandy portion of the beach and lake from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
  • Manor Area: Pets are allowed in the day-use area and trails.
Dan's Mountain

​Pets allowed (except within enclosed swimming pool area)​

Deep Creek Lake
  • Pets are allowed in Browning, Beckman and Garrett Camp Loops
  • Pets are allowed on trails
  • Pets are allowed in boat ramp area to board vessels
  • Pets are allowed in Discovery Center parking area to access trails
  • Pets are allowed to swim from shoreline in all areas except swimming beach, docks or fishing piers
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day)
Deep Creek Lake NRMA
Elk Neck

​Pets are allowed in the following designated areas of Elk Neck State Park:

  • Pets allowed in campground (except Bohemia, Chester, Tred Avon, and Sassafras loops, rustic cabins and the youth group camping area)
  • Pets allowed in all day-use areas, including North East Beach area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day)
Fair Hill NRMA

​Pets are allowed in Fair Hill NRMA.

Fort Frederick

​Pets are allowed in Fort Frederick State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in all day-use areas except the fort
  • Pets are allowed in campground
  • Pets are allowed in picnic area
Gambrill

​Pets are allowed in Gambrill State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in campground
  • Pets are allowed on all trails
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area
Gathland

Pets are allowed in Gathland State Park.

Greenbrier

Pets are allowed in Greenbrier State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area and lake from October 1 to April 30
  • Pets are allowed in the Cedar and Dogwood camp loops
  • Pets are allowed on trails outside day-use area (access from outlying parking areas)
Greenwell

​Pets are allowed in Greenwell State Park.

Gunpowder Falls

Pets are allowed in Gunpowder Falls State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed in all undeveloped areas.
  • Pets are allowed in Dundee Creek Marina area.
  • Pets are allowed in Hammerman area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day Weekend until after Labor Day).
Harriet Tubman UGRR

​Pets are permitted in the Park.

Hart-Miller Island

Pets are allowed on Hart-Miller Island.

Herrington Manor

​Pets are allowed in Herrington Manor State Park in the following areas:

  • Pets are allowed on trails outside day-use area
  • Pets allowed in cabins #1-10
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area)
Janes Island
  • Pets are allowed in the day use area, marina area, on trails and on the island.
  • Pets are allowed at 31 campsites in campground loop B and in the adjacent pet walking area.
  • Pets are allowed in camp loop A and parking lot.
  • Pets are prohibited in cabins.​
Martinak
  • Pets are allowed in the campground
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area
  • Pets are prohibited in the cabins
Merkle

​Pets are allowed in Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary

Monocacy River

Pets are allowed in Monocacy NRMA​.

Morgan Run

​Pets are allowed in Morgan Run NEA.

New Germany
  • Pets are allowed in Hemlock camp loop
  • Pets allowed in cabins #3-7
  • Pets are allowed on trails (except for groomed trails during cross-country ski season)
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day)
Newtowne Neck

Pets are allowed in Newtowne Neck State Park.

North Point
  • Pets are allowed in all undeveloped areas
  • Pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend
North Point State Battlefield

Pets on a leash are allowed at North Point State Battlefield

Palmer

Pets are allowed in Palmer State Park.

Patapsco Valley
  • Pets are allowed in the Avalon, Orange Grove, Glen Artney and McKeldin Areas of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area of the Hilton Area. Pets are prohibited in the campground of the Hilton Area of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use and campground areas of the Hollofield Area of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Pets are prohibited in the Pickall area of Patapsco Valley State Park.
Patuxent River

​Pets are allowed in Patuxent River State Park.

Pocomoke River
  • Milburn Landing - Pets are allowed
  • Shad Landing - Pets are allowed in the marina day-use area, including the boat ramp area to board vessels. Pets are allowed in the Acorn Trail Area camping loop. Pets are allowed in day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.​
Point Lookout
  • Pets are allowed in Malone Circle, Tulip Loop, Green's Point Loop and Hoffman's Loop in the campground
  • Pets are allowed on paved portion of causeway, on beach north of the causeway to entrance of Tanner's Creek on Bay side, and beach south of causeway on the Bay side
  • Pets are allowed in boat launch area to board vessels
  • Pets are allowed in all day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend
Purse

​Pets on a leash are allowed in Purse State Park.

Rocks

​Pets are allowed in Rocks State Park.

Rocky Gap
  • Pets allowed on trails outside day-use area
  • Pets allowed in Ash, Birch, Chestnut, Dogwood and Elm camp loops and common areas of campground
  • Pets allowed in day-use area and lake (except for designated sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day)
Rosaryville

​Pets are allowed in Rosaryville State Park except in the mansion area.

Sandy Point
  • Pets are allowed in the boat ramp area to board vessels
  • Pets are allowed in the day use area from October 1 to April 30​
Sassafras NRMA

​Pets are allowed in Sassafras NRMA.

Seneca Creek

Pets are allowed in Seneca Creek State Park.

Smallwood
  • Pets are allowed in all day-use areas
  • Pets are allowed in the campground
Soldiers Delight
  • Pets are allowed in Soldiers Delight NEA.
South Mountain

​Pets are allowed in South Mountain State Park.

South Mountain Battlefield

Pets are allowed in South Mountain State Battlefield.

St. Clements Island

Pets are allowed in St. Clements Island State Park.

St. Mary's River

​Pets are allowed in St. Mary's River State Park.

Susquehanna
  • Pets are allowed in campground.
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area.
Swallow Falls
  • Pets are allowed on trails outside day-use area.
  • Pets are allowed in the campground.
  • Pets are allowed in day-use area after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.
Tawes Garden

Pets on a leash are permitted in the Tawes Garden. ​

Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail

​Pets are allowed on the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail.

Tuckahoe
  • Pets are allowed in the campground.
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area.​
Washington Monument

​Pets are allowed in Washington Monument State Park.

Western Maryland Rail Trail

Pets are allowed on the Western Maryland Rail Trail.

Woodmont NRMA

Pets are allowed in Woodmont NRMA

Wye Island

Pets are allowed in Wye Island NRMA.

Wye Oak

Pets are allowed in Wye Oak State Park.

Youghiogheny River

Pets are allowed on the Youghiogheny Wild River.