Seneca Creek State Park

Nuthatch Pavilion in Seneca Creek State Park

Private Picnic Facilities and Pavilions

Seneca Creek State Park offers two types of private, reserved picnic facilities: picnic pavilions with overhead roof shelters, and open-air private picnic groves. Reservations are required, and rental charges apply.

Please note that the pavilion/picnic area rental charge does not cover park entrance fees for renters or their guests.

Pavilions and private picnic areas may be reserved by calling 888-432-2267 or visiting


Available from April through October. All pavilions have reserved parking, roofed shelters with electric lighting, electric outlets, grills, and playgrounds.

Blue Jay: 200 person capacity. Rental cost $200

Nuthatch: 200 person capacity. Rental cost $200

Buck: 150 person capacity. Rental cost $150

Doe: 150 person capacity. Rental cost $150

Fawn: 50 person capacity. Rental cost $50

Bobwhite: 50 person capacity. Rental cost $50

Private Picnic Groves

Available from May through September.
Private picnic groves have reserved parking, grills, picnic benches, and comfort stations. Nearby open fields are suitable for field games and sports; bring your own sports equipment. Please note that private picnic groves do not provide electric outlets and do not have roofed shelter areas.

Pheasant Run: 200 person capacity. Rental cost $100

Cardinal: 100 person capacity. Rental cost $50

Woodlands Room

Available year-round on weekdays.
140 person capacity. Parking for 29 cars. Rental cost $280.00. The Woodlands Room is available year round for eligible events. Please contact the park office directly to reserve this facility. Tables and chairs are available for the renter to set up.

Entrance fees

On weekends and holidays April through October, we charge:

  • $3 per person for Maryland residents
  • $5 per person for out-of-state residents
  • Children in car seats and booster seats are free
  • Veterans, active duty military and those with a golden age pass or disability pass enter for free
  • Prepaid tickets can be purchased at the park office, but they must be distributed to guests before the day of the event. The tickets are non-refundable but they do not expire.

Season beginning and ending dates, and shelter service charges