Janes Island State Park

26280 Alfred J. Lawson Drive

Located near Crisfield on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Janes Island State Park offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty and bounty of the Chesapeake Bay. Within the mainland portion of the park are the campground, rental cabins and conference center, picnic areas and pavilions, and the boat ramp and marina.

The island portion of the park - Janes Island - includes over 2,900 acres of saltmarsh, over 30 miles of water trails, and miles of isolated pristine beaches. Although people have harvested the resources of the island for thousands of years, today the island is wild and seemingly untouched. A haven for birds, fish, crabs, and other saltmarsh dwellers, Janes Island provides visitors a tranquil setting to explore the wildlife of the Bay while enjoying the expansive vistas and stunningly beautiful sunsets. Whether fishing or crabbing, motor boating or paddling, or simply relaxing, visitors to Janes Island will experience a world still ruled by the weather, the tides, and the wildlife that first drew people to this very special place.


Lynn Shon

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Janes Island was the most peaceful campground we have ever stayed in. The crabbing is just steps away (and super productive), the marshlands are perfect for canoeing/kayaking, and the sunsets are just perfect. The only fear I have writing this review is drawing too much attention to this place, as the quiet is what makes it most special!!! Thank you staff at James Island-- you all were very hospitable and maintain a special place.

Justin Hanna

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Excellent experience. Beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay. Water trails are highly accessible and allow for exploration of the white sandy beaches. Picturesque scenery from the bay side beaches. Great camping accommodations.

Dan Radice

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CLEAN and WELL MAINTAINED! This must be put on your list. The park staff are exceptional. Easy access to the estuary and water trails.

cynthia parker

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Nice place to go camping for families. A lot of people fish off the shore. The have kayak and canoeing rentals.

Lindsay Mickey

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We picked a pretty crappy weekend to go but still had some fun kayaking around and camping out on the islands. There were some great sights and beautiful beach pics!