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Sandy Point State Park
SANDY POINT STATE PARK
SANDY POINT STATE PARK
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland   21409

Phone: 410-974-2149
Reservations: 410-974-2663
Sandy Point State Park
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Sandy Point State Park
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Sandy Point State Park
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Sandy Point State Park
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This 786 acre park on the Chesapeake Bay is celebrating 50 years. Opened onJune 25, 1952, the park offers an array of recreational activities. Theseinclude swimming, fishing, crabbing, boating and windsurfing. The park'sbeaches and picnic areas provide unparalleled views of the Chesapeake BayBridge over the Chesapeake Bay as well as frequent passing of seagoingfreighters and sailing regattas. This is a Maryland State Park. For fullinformation go to the official webpage. (Link on the right hand side)
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
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Bird watching, boat launch, 6 hp motor boat rentals, canoeing, kayaking, crabbing, cross country skiing, fishing, historic interest, hiking trails, picnic, playground, shelters, swimming, wind surfing.

Boating - The marina facility includes 22 launching ramps. Six finger piers are available for day use on a first come, first served basis. The Marina Store offers bait, tackle, fuel and fishing and crabbing licenses, snacks and drinks, and limited picnic supplies. Rowboats and motorboats are available for rent in late spring, summer and early fall. Call the Sandy Point Marina for availability and prices at 410-974-2772. The marina pumpout is available April through October. Closing of the pumpout station in the fall is contingent upon the weather. After the end of September, please call our headquarters office at 410-974-2149 to check availability.

Beaches - The park's beaches, among the finest on the Chesapeake Bay, are guarded during the summer season. Picnic areas are located adjacent to the beach with picnic tables and limited grills. Facilities include showers and restrooms. A food concession, selling snack food and beach and picnic supplies, is located in the South Beach area.

Crabbing - A crabbing and fishing pier is located at the south end of the boat launch ramps. The Marina Store also sells crabbing supplies.

Fishing - Fishing is available from shore, numerous rock jetties or the fishing pier next to the boat launch ramps. A Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing license is required for those 16 years of age and older. Fishing licenses are available for sale in the Marina Store.

Hiking - Two hiking trails provide a unique view of the diverse habitat of the park. The Symbi Trail is an old planted pine forest that leads you through marshes in various growth stages. The East Beach Trail goes from East Beach to the Point Area through the woods and over a marsh.

Sandy Point Mansion - The mansion, currently under private curatorship, dates back to the late 1700's when the park area was a farm. The mansion can be seen from the main park road but is not open to the public.

Smallcraft Launch Area - A smallcraft launch area is available for launching/landing windsurfers, hobie cats, canoes, kayaks and catamarans.

Shelters - Twelve picnic shelters are available for group rentals by reservation. Nine shelters can accommodate 140 persons, two shelters can accommodate 180 persons and one shelter can accommodate 300 persons. The shelters include picnic tables, grills and limited electrical hook ups. Water is available nearby. A swimming beach and bathhouse is also located in the East Beach shelter area.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 1 Wonderful! by LSC
Sandy Point is a unique park in that it has swimming beaches as well as trails, camping and picnic areas. Beautiful views of the Chesapeake, tons of parking and great park personnel.
April 19 Old Marine by Ken Carter, Mt. Airy, MD.
Sandy Point is the best State Park In Maryland, The park personal are geart, they will help you with any thing. You can not ask for a better state park. This park is like paradise in haven, This is the only good thing that the Governor of Maryland has ever done. If you have never been to sandy point, you have miss a geart place to be.
May 22 SANDYPOINT !!!! by Mari cuellar
i love sandy point we go there mostly every summer last year we went 4 times and i got a lot of sun burns ! sad but worth it
October 7 Best Boat Ramps DNR on Site by KooterCutter
I use the boat ramp at Sandy Point Weekly. It is clean, nice and roomy. Nice little store and DNR is located right there so they keep things safe and under control. The Coast Guard and DNR are on the water and I feel a lot safer knowing these guys are there. At first I was a bit intimidated but these are nice folks and are there to Help. If you want to get under the bridge and fish tih pielings This is where you want to launch your boat
September 27 Love this Place by JD
I have crossed bay bridge so many times but never paid attention on the areas around the bridge. You get beach, grass, shades all at one place. Not too far from the city. We spent all day Saturday at the park and loved it.
July 23
June 22 great peaceful place by firejohn1610@aol.com


Area Campgrounds

Capitol KOA Campground
768 Cecil Avenue North
Millersville, MD
410-923-2771


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Location - In Anne Arundel County, at the western terminus of the Bay Bridge, off U.S. Routes 50/301 at exit 32.

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