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Janes Island State Park

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Address: 26280 Alfred Lawson Drive, Crisfield, MD 21817
Phone Number: 410-968-1565
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Activities: Camping, Hiking, Canoeing
Description: Nearly surrounded by Chesapeake Bay and its inlets, this park offers...
Nearly surrounded by Chesapeake Bay and its inlets, this park offers campsites, hiking trails, flat water canoeing and kayaking along miles of isolated shoreline and marshland.
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A great place to kayak

I live nearby, so I'm a day tripper. Get the map from the office, and put boat in water. I like to go straight ahead, park on the beach, hike across it and then you are on the the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Princess Anne, Maryland
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Princess Anne, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I live nearby, so I'm a day tripper. Get the map from the office, and put boat in water. I like to go straight ahead, park on the beach, hike across it and then you are on the the bay to hike, swim etc. Just watch the tide and for bugs, might try the boat in campsite before the bugs... More 

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Lothian, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Took the RV and kayaks. Very clean bathrooms. Nice spots and very clean park. We had a spot across from the bulkhead facing direct west. Wonderful sunsets. Was very easy to drive our boats to the dock. Beware of the chiggers and biting flies during the summer if you boat out to the bay or walk in the woods, aweful!!!... More 

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Crisfield, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Park is located on the Annemessex River with boating available. Great place to fish and crab. Best sunsets over the water.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a wonderful place to stay. A quiet waterfront community and the Sunsets are beautiful. You can rent kayak's at the campground store and paddle your way to a small quiet beach. Water is usually calm so no worries for the little one's. You will definately have to bring your bug spray and sunscreen. Not much for entertainment for... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had a campsite by the water,which made for a front row view of the sunsets on the water. The sunsets look unreal,and is full of hues of burnt orange,yellow,purple and dark blue. There is a place in town that we rented a tandem kayak to go to the beach. The beach was a bit chilly mid-May,but would be perfect... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A beautiful place to relax. We visit the place in October, so a lot of places are closed in the area and activities are limited. But if you look for pure nature, a calm place to relax this is certainly the place to be. Staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, the cabines are just gorgeous and the park simply beautiful.... More 

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Townsend, Delaware
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have been going to Janes Island since I was a little girl. my family enjoys it there - over the last few years you see all the kayak's making their way through the water - Beach is nice, private - water is calm and actually pretty fun for a small child to bounce around in. Make sure to bring... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Post Labor Day, we were able to drive in and secure a waterfront site. I'm sure that is probably not the case during their peak season. The park is well maintained, staff was friendly and helpful, and the kayak trails were (for the most part) well marked, and very peaceful. We had read about horse flies being an issue. They... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We canoed at Janes Island as part of a ParkQuest activity. The staff in the store and at the dock were very friendly and helpful. We took out two tandem kayaks because we had 5 people and the traditional canoes were all out. The marsh is beautiful and peaceful. We saw many interesting animals, bird, and even a blue crab!... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My husband and I wanted to be close to the water for our August camping trip. Luckily we knew the weather was going to be unseasonably cool so we decided to go for this park. We were not disappointed. It was small and peaceful for our Thurs-Sun stay. It was well maintained and right on the waterway. We rented a... More 

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