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Janes Island State Park

26280 Alfred Lawson Drive, Crisfield, MD 21817
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Crisfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Camping, Hiking, Canoeing
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Owner description: 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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Baltimore, Maryland
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Timonium, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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25 reviews 25 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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Salisbury, MD
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Great place for camping however, one peeve is the State Park allows RVs the use of electric generators. Running generators are a big nuisance being loud and destroying the camping experience and many people complained about one set up in the middle of the tent section. We were allowed to move from our original site to a more peaceful site... More

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Stevensville, Maryland
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and two boys just spent a great weekend at Janes Island Camping. We had a waterfront, electric site. Our boys spent hours catching crabs off of the pilings with their crab nets. We brought two kayaks and rented a third and had a nice time exploring and ended up at a nice beach where the boys could swim.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Boring. no swimming. Bugs are huge and everywhere. Staff is not knowledgeable or friendly. Sites are primitive. Store barely furnished, no t shirts larger than L, nature center not open, events poorly run. We won't be going back

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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I brought my dogs camping in a travel trailer. We got an electric site, waterfront, facing the canal & Janes Island. There was no extra fee for my dogs. My husband got a 7-day saltwater fishing license online for $12.00, our 2nd day down there. They e*mailed it right to his phone. The biting flies were nasty. My insect repellent... More

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