Planning your Sandy Point State Park Vacation
Nestled along the Northwestern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, Sandy Point State Park encompasses 786-acres and offers a variety of recreational activities including fishing, crabbing, swimming, boating, and hiking. If you stay in one of Sandy Point State Park hotels, you’ll be able to enjoy a wide variety of marsh, woodland, and migratory waterfowl.
Best Hiking Trails in Sandy Point State Park
Whether you're looking to take a leisurely walk or discover some of Maryland’s native plants and animals, the state park will provide an opportunity for you. Staying near Sandy Point State Park cabins is the perfect way to enjoy all hiking activities the park has to offer.
This trail is located near the picnic area on the right after entrance of the park. This trail offers views of large pine forest and leads to neighboring wetlands that is home to a variety of plants and animals.
You will find another short trail along the small craft parking area providing hikers with covered woods ideal for watching some of region’s distinctive birds. The trail descends into the more natural sections of the woodlands, taking visitors through a tranquil area that allows you to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes in the area.
Take a walk through a forest preserve with four miles of hiking trails where you can see a wide variety of native plants and animals.
Best Family Activities in Sandy Point State Park
Sandy Point State Park offers a variety of exciting activities to outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. Consider booking Sandy Point State Park cabins, which offer the modern comforts of home, yet still provide a great way to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.
The park's beaches are some of the most beautiful on the Chesapeake Bay. Picnic areas are situated near the beach offering picnic tables, limited grills, showers, and restrooms. A food concession store is nestled on the South Beach selling snack food items and picnic supplies. In summer lifeguards are provided for you to feel at ease.
Go fishing in one of the designated fishing areas by purchasing a Chesapeake Bay sport fishing license. You will find plenty of rock jetties and the fishing pier along the boat launching ramps. Fishing licenses can be purchased from the Marina Store.
The park's marina facility contains six finger piers and 22 launching ramps for day use on a first-come, first-served basis. The Marina Store sells bait, tackle, fishing licenses, fuel, snacks and drinks, and picnic supplies. Motorboats and Rowboats are available for rent during spring, summer and fall.
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