St. Mary's River State Park

St. Mary's River State Park photo courtesy of St. Marys TourismPark Reservations

Contact:​ 301-872-5688​
pointlookout.statepark@maryland.gov

St. Mary's County

St. Mary's River State Park
c/o Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
Scotland, MD 20687

Hours: sunrise to sunset

ALERT: Areas of St. Mary's River State Park will be temporarily closed due to construction of park improvements. The trailhead, boat launch, and lake parking lot will be closed effective at sunset on April 19, 2020, and will remain closed for approximately 6 months. During this time, the lake trail can be accessed via the dam entrance road. Parking is not permitted by the dam entrance road. Maps and nearby parking areas are available at 21444 and 21920 Indian Bridge Rd. For further information and any questions, please contact Point Lookout State Park at 301-872-5688.

Also, the St. Mary's River State Park restroom is closed for winterization and renovations. There will be a portable toilet on site, but no potable water available.


Situated at the northern end of the St. Mary's River watershed, St. Mary's River State Park is separated into two areas, Sites 1 and 2. The Site 1 area holds the 250-acre St. Mary's Lake. Located along Maryland Route 5, between Leonardtown and Great Mills, at the end of Camp Cosoma Road, the area has become a popular freshwater fishing spot. This area has been improved by a modern comfort station, picnic tables, playground, boat launch ramps and a large gravel parking lot. Pets are allowed in the state park. Site 1 St. Mary's River State Park offers an accessible bathroom and seasonal boat launching facility. ​​Site 2 covers approximately 2,200 acres and is primarily undeveloped. It is a wildlands area and a managed hunting area. Parking is permitted in designated areas only. The park shows a wide range of habitats, from wooded acres and fields to swamps and small streams. With such a diversity, you can also find many different types of plant and animal species. The day use service charge is $3/vehicle year-round. Out-of-state residents add $2.

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