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Greenbrier State Park
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21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, Maryland   21713

Phone: 301-791-4767
Reservations: 888-432-2267
Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes near the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, interpretive programs and nature study. Located in the Appalachian Mountains, this state park offers many recreational opportunities. The man-made freshwater lake offers swimming, sunbathing, boating and fishing opportunities. This is a Maryland State Park. For full information go to the official webpage. (Link on the right side)
 Hiking Trailyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Swimming Beachyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Electric Sitesyes
There are 165 campsites offering conveniently located bathhouses with hot showers. Each campsite is equipped with a table, fire ring and parking area. Fires must be kept inside the fire rings. Dump station available. Forty sites have electric hookups. Seniors Citizens with a valid Golden Age Pass receive a half price discount on camping when staying Sunday through Thursday.
1. Greenbrier State Park offers a 42-acre man-made lake for swimming.
2. Lifeguards are on duty from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
3. The park provides accessible ramps into the water for those with disabilities.
4. Swimming is allowed in designated areas only, marked by buoys and ropes.
5. Children under age of 12 must be supervised while swimming or playing near the water's edge.
6. The beach area includes facilities like restrooms, showers and snack bars.
7. Swimming hours may vary depending upon weather conditions and lifeguard availability.

The park offers a 42-acre man-made lake where visitors can enjoy boating activities. However, only electric motors, sailboats and other non-gasoline powered boats are allowed to ensure the tranquility of the area. Canoes and paddleboards are also popular choices for exploring this freshwater reservoir. Boat rentals including rowboats, pedal boats or kayaks may be available depending on seasonality.
The 42-acre freshwater lake is stocked with trout, largemouth bass and bluegill. A Maryland Angler's License is required for all fishermen 16 years of age or older. All Maryland fishing laws apply. Fishing with live minnow bait is not permitted.

Greenbrier State Park offers numerous picnic areas with tables and grills, some reservable. Picnic shelters are also available for rent.
Cycling enthusiasts can explore miles of trails, but be aware that some are challenging with steep inclines. Mountain biking is popular here due to the rugged terrain; however, it requires skill and caution. Bikes should stick to designated paths as off-trail cycling damages vegetation and disturbs wildlife habitats. Helmets are strongly recommended for safety purposes while riding in this area's varied topography.

Remember: cyclists must yield right-of-way on shared-use tracks to hikers or horseback riders at all times.
Please note that bike rentals aren't available onsite - bring your own equipment if you plan on pedaling around these parts!
Birdwatchers can enjoy various species in diverse habitats, including forests and wetlands. The park is home to migratory birds during spring and fall seasons. Birding trails are available for exploration with opportunities to spot songbirds, waterfowl, raptors among others. A bird checklist is provided by the park authorities.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
June 20 Ms by Vanessa_L
park review stars; one to five Great
June 17 greenbrier park by suriely
park review stars; one to five nice and clean place to relax
August 7 Family fun times by Faythe Africa-Ward
park review stars; one to five Ive been coming here since I was a little girl with my family & now I take my own family here & it has become thier favorite place to visit during the summer. The people are friendly & camp sites are clean. They have plenty of activities for the whole family to have fun with & fishing hiking & swimming. The only bad thing is during the weekend the beach area is over crowded with picnicers only coming for the day. Other than that we love this park!
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From the East: Take I-70 west to exit 42. Bear right onto Rt. 17 north (follow signs). Go into the center of Myersville and Rt. 17 will turn right. Follow Rt. 17 to the flashing lights at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 west. Follow for three miles and the park is on the left.

From the West: Take I-70 east to exit 35. Bear right onto Rt. 66 (follow signs). Go straight to the stoplight at the intersection of Rt. 40. Turn left onto Rt. 40 east. Follow for two miles and the park is on the right.

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