Sandy Point State Park Information


Anne Arundel County

Sandy Point State Park
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis MD 21409​


410-974-2149 (Office)
410-974-4699 (Marina)
E-mail Sandy Point State Park​​

Driving Directions:

At the western terminus of the Bay Bridge, off U.S. Routes 50/301 at exit 32.​

Hours of Operation:

Hours of Operation

  • 7 a.m. to dusk, year-round (excluding Christmas Day)
  • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mid-November - January 2 due to Lights on the Bay program
  • Fishing - 24 hr. access year-round; fishing requires that all persons must be actively fishing including children
  • Boating - 24 hr. access year-round

Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.​

Day-use Admission Fee

  • May 1-September 30 - Weekends and holidays: $5/person, Weekdays: $4/person

Park Passes

  • Where can I buy a season pass? Maryland Park Service Season Passport can be purchased at Sandy Point State Park headquarters or at the contact station when entering the Park. They can also be purchased online at
  • If I have a Season Pass, how do I get into Sandy Point State Park if there is no one at the tollgate? If you have a Season Pass, stop by Park Headquarters to pick up a magnetic entry card that will allow you access to the Park when the contact station is not staffed. You may also email, mail or fax a copy of your Season Pass and mailing address to Park Headquarters and a magnetic entry card will be mailed to you. In order to avoid having to pick up your magnetic access card separately, we encourage you to purchase your Season Pass at the Park, and your entry card will be issued with the Season Pass.

Service Charges

  • Do persons with disabilities get in free? There is no charge to persons with disabilities if they possess a Maryland Park Service Disability Pass. The pass holder and one guest are admitted at no charge. Handicap tags on the vehicle or the rear view mirror do not gain free access to the Park. Applications for the Park Service Disability Pass can be found at
  • Does Active Military get in free? All Active Military, as well as dependants, enter the park at no charge. Dependants are issued a “dependant” ID which needs to be presented for entry into the park at no charge. Anyone who does not hold an active military ID or a dependent ID must pay the prevailing service charge to enter the park.
  • Do you honor National Park Service Golden Eagle Passports? No, we do not accept the National Park Service Golden Eagle Passport; however, the Maryland Park Service can issue you a Golden Age Pass if you are 62 years old or older. If you do not have the Golden Age Pass, please present your identification to the contact station attendant in order to gain free entry to the Park. Also, stop by Park Headquarters for your complimentary Golden Age Pass. This pass is not for everyone in the vehicle, only the Golden Age card holder.
  • Do you honor AARP membership cards? No, AARP cards can be obtained at age 50. Our Golden Age pass is only valid for adults aged 62 and older.
  • Is there a special youth group rate? The youth group rate for entering the Park on Monday through Friday, non-holidays is $3.00 per person. This applies to organized youth groups only, i.e. Camps, Boy Scouts and Girl Scout troops, or church groups under the age of 18.
  • I’m coming to the Park on a bus with a group, is there a charge for a bus? There is a $17.00 bus reservation charge that should be made in advance. There is a maximum of 5 bus reservations per day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and 10 bus reservations per day during the week. Youth groups and schools that arrive by bus on a non-holiday weekday (Monday - Friday) will be discounted to $3.00 per person.
  • Can I get a refund? Facility service charges are non-refundable. If you leave the park, you must re-pay to re-enter.

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