Janes Island State Park

Dougherty Creek LodgeDaugherty Creek Lodge


June 27, 2019

Dump Station - Construction on the Park's Dump Station will occur intermittently Monday - Thursday beginning on July 8th and continuing until the project's completion, anticipated by late August. Dump station access may not be available during this time. Please contact the Park at 410-968-1565 for more information and alternative dump sites.

Feb. 11, 2019

Full Service Cabins - The "Renovation/Construction Project" was sent out for Bid, but due to technical difficulties and project funding it has been delayed. The Full Service Cabins will be opening for the rental season effective March 6, 2019.

Daugherty Creek Lodge - The "Renovation/Construction Project" also includes the Daugherty Creek Lodge. Reservations will follow the same schedule as the Full Service Cabins and open on March 6, 2019.

The renovation project's revised new target date to start was December 2, 2019 with a completion date during the winter/spring of 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience the construction plans may cause our park patrons. If you have any questions, please call the park office at 410-968-1565, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Feel free to email the Park Manager at: DennisE.Smith@maryland.gov. Also, please continue to check this website for updates.​

Located on the Daugherty Creek Canal and overlooking Janes Island, the Daugherty Creek Lodge is a unique venue for meetings, family gatherings, celebrations, retreats, and other events. The Center is available year-round for full-day, half-day, and overnight rentals.


The Lodge accommodates 65 people for gatherings and sleeps 16 people in four bedrooms. The two lower level bedrooms are each furnished with two sets of bunk beds. The two upper level bedrooms have one queen bed and twin bunk beds. The facility features a large upper floor event room that opens on a deck overlooking the expansive salt marshes of Janes Island. A fully-equipped kitchen, additional open space, and cozy sitting area are on the lower floor. The building has three full bathrooms and one half-bath. Fully functioning fireplaces enhance the meeting room and sitting area, and the upper floor is air conditioned for summer comfort.

The kitchen is equipped with freezer, fridge, double oven, coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, basic cookware, and table service for 16. Stacking chairs and folding tables are available for use by Lodge renters. Additional amenities include a screened porch with picnic tables, a large barbecue grill, fire ring, and access to a crabbing pier on Daugherty Creek. Renters must provide their own towels, bed linens, paper goods, charcoal, and cleaning supplies. Some pillows and blankets are available for overnight guests. Firewood can be purchased in the park.

Floor PlansDaugherty Lodge Sitting Area

Please note that the floor plans are not drawn to scale.

Maintenance Service Charge Agreement

All Lodge renters must sign a Maintenance Service Charge Agreement that obligates the renter to complete basic cleaning tasks before checking out. Failure to comply with this agreement may result in an additional fee to cover the cost of additional cleaning and maintenance. Damage to the facility beyond normal wear may also result in an additional service charge.

Alcohol PolicyDaugherty Lodge Kitchen

Alcohol is permitted within the Lodge but cannot be consumed outside the building. For additional information regarding the Maryland Park Service alcohol policy, please call Janes Island State Park at 410-968-1565.

Fee Schedule

  • Half Day (1-5 Hours) $85 - Day Use only
  • Full Day (5-12 Hours) $200 - Day Use only
  • Overnight (first night) $275
  • Each additional overnight $200
  • Weekly $1,275

Check-in time for an overnight stay is 5 p.m.; check-out time is 11 a.m. Early check-in or late check-out may be arranged for an additional half-day charge of $85.

Payment may be made by check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. Full payment is due within ten (10) business days from the date the reservation is made.

Cancellation PolicyDaugherty Lodge View from upstairs deck

A non-refundable $15 reservation fee is included in the rental fees. Renters who cancel more than 45 days prior to their reservation will be refunded the remainder of their fee. Renters who cancel between 8 and 45 days prior to their reservation will be refunded 50% of the remainder of their fee. Renters who cancel less than a week prior to their reservation will not receive a refund.

Reservations and Availability

Reservations for the Lodge may be made up to one year in advance. To check on availability or to make a reservation, please call Janes Island State Park at 410-968-1565 or by e-mailing the Park Office Manager at janae.terry@maryland.gov .