SANDY POINT STATE PARK
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)
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Sandy Point State Park is located near Annapolis, Arnold and Baltimore
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.
Location - In Anne Arundel County, at the western terminus of the Bay Bridge, off U.S. Routes 50/301 at exit 32.