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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Visiting Queen Anne’s County Nature Parks and Beaches

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Visiting Queen Anne’s County Nature Parks and Beaches

 

With summer almost upon us, it is a great time to visit the beautiful parks and nature preserves in Queen Anne’s County. With the increased popularity of our amenities, the Department of Parks and Recreation will be adopting new rules and regulations this year. 

 

Matapeake Beach 

the county’s only regulated beach

  • 200-person max capacity
  • Dogs allowed in designated area (must be on a leash when out of water)
  • Swimming, sunbathing permitted
  • No umbrellas or tents 

Ferry Point Nature Park

Great for walking, biking, and viewing nature

  • 150-person max capacity
  • No swimming 
  • No umbrellas or tents 
  • No coolers, grills, open fires
  • No fishing

 

Terrapin Nature Park

Great for walking, biking, and viewing nature

  • 500-person max capacity
  • No swimming 
  • No umbrellas or tents 
  • No coolers, grills, open fires
  • Fishing in designated areas only

 

Ferry Point Nature Park and Terrapin Nature Park are two of our most popular nature areas. Over the course of time, the use of these parks has evolved. The changes that have occurred have put a strain on the natural resources of the area. We are committed to bringing them back and to achieve our goal, we must change and enforce the intended use of the area. With your help we can ensure that many generations can continue to enjoy our beautiful parks.

 

Matapeake Beach is the county’s only regulated beach. It is monitored by MARYLAND HEALTHY BEACHES. This program is monitored by Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). If you are looking for a place to sunbath, enjoy a little sand and water, Matapeake Beach is the place to go! 

 

Our goal is for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit at our parks. Everyone includes YOU and the natural environment! To find more things to do in while you are in Queen Anne’s County, visit www.visitqueenannes.com

 

All our piers, nature parks and beach are open daily from sunrise to sunset. We do not allow alcohol or tobacco on any county properties including our parks and beaches. To learn more about our parks, trails, beaches, and piers follow the Parks and Recreation Department on social media @QACParksNRec or visit qac.org and search “parks”. 

 

 

 

 

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