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Greenbrier State Park

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Address: 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713-1640
Phone Number: 301 791 4767

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Best little swimming lake in the area

We live close to Greenbriar State Park and have been going there in the summer for 30 years. It has a roped off sandy beach and lifeguards in the summer months (not always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Myersville, Maryland
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Myersville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We live close to Greenbriar State Park and have been going there in the summer for 30 years. It has a roped off sandy beach and lifeguards in the summer months (not always, though). There is also a grassy area with shade trees, 2 pavilions (rent for a fee to guarantee you get it--take your chances if you don't want... More 

Thank Rabbitlovercatlover
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unless you get there super early. Ypu will not find a spot any where. The park is insanely crowded. Between the sound of carnival music blasting out of speakers from group to group. And the sounds of 1000s of kids. We stayed for about 10 minutes and left. It's a shame. It is a really nice park. But it is... More 

Thank John C
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day swimming at the lake! We were there on a Thursday, and it wasn't crowded. We loved that there are plenty of picnic tables and lots of shade! They have charcoal grills by each picnic table area so you can cook out. The only complaints we had were that the concession stand is very expensive and... More 

1 Thank wvjan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Minimal entry fee collected at entry. A nice beach on a small man-made lake. It was 102 degrees on the day we visited, many family picnics going on, also a concession stand with some food available. The park is "garbage free" which means no garbage cans available and you are to carry out your own garbage...it would be fine if... More 

3 Thank Travelfamilychicago
York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day here with the hubs. We went down by the lake, which has a sandy beach and two oped off sections with a sandy bottom. We did go swimming, and it's more like a pool than a lake. The water was perfect, and clear. You can see your feet in the deepest water. The shallow section and deep... More 

3 Thank Lindsay J
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Horrible.....The bathroom was dirty, no Americans and if you don't get there by 10am, you will be turned away on the weekend. The kids did have fun, but they don't need much to have fun. It's a lake/beach. Seaweed, dirty, crowded and noisy. No at all what I was hoping for. The grill area in the shade was fine. All... More 

3 Thank Kimberly H
Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is the place to come in the summer with your kiddos. It's inexpensive and clean. Ive never had a problem getting in during the week, but it often crowded on weekends, so call ahead before heading out so you don't get turned away at the gate

1 Thank kim591
Hyattsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We camped here for 3 nights with our little dog in July and were pleasantly surprised. First, there were no flies or mosquitoes--occasionally a gnat or two. Secondly, there were very few campers, so it was very quiet. Also, it was much cooler here in the mountains than in DC area. We took our dog hiking on the trail that... More 

2 Thank Oma1949
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This being our first visit was a lovely one. The lake was calm and skys blue. There are 3 lifeguards on duty at all times. At one end there is a volleyball net and the other pontoon rentals. There are numerous places to grill and plenty of picnic tables for having lunch. Having a concession stand, first aid station and... More 

3 Thank Selena P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

I've been here 3 times with my 5 and 3 year old. Our first visit during school year (I homeschooled) the beach was practically empty save a few families. Mt kids loved it especially trying to catch little fish that swim there. It's not overwhelming at all in terms of depth and size of Lake. I advise to bring beach... More 

1 Thank Karen H

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