Janes Island State Park
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.
This is one of the best State parks we have ever visited. The grounds and campsites are meticulously maintained. The park is beautiful under a canopy of tall pine trees with spacious and we'll maintained campsites. The staff is friendly, helpful, knowledgeable. Bob, the campground host made every guest feel special. Lots to do there, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, and boating. They also have a very nice little nature center there for children. Another place on our list to revisit.
Absolutely love this camp ground. Cleanest park bathrooms I have ever seen. Super friendly Ranger staff that have activities for the kids. So many activities to do here. We loved kayaking to an island with our dog to go swimming. Only downside was the bugs. A screen tent is a must.
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.
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.
CLEAN and WELL MAINTAINED! This must be put on your list. The park staff are exceptional. Easy access to the estuary and water trails.