The 20+ Best Maryland State Parks For Families

Over the last few years, we have visited almost all of the 53 Maryland State Parks. I have to tell you, Maryland is a completely gorgeous state.

It’s really hard to narrow down the list to just 20 State Parks. However, these 20 (give or take) Maryland State Parks are definitely our favorites.

Check out this list and make plans for your next Maryland day trip!

Swallow Falls State Park

Swallow Falls State Park is EPIC! There are 4 amazing waterfalls in a very kid friendly hike that is less than 2 miles long!

It is an incredible jewel in the Maryland State Park system. If you are only going to visit one area of the park, you MUST visit the Orange Grove area.

Patapsco Valley State Park

Located in Boonsboro, MD, this is VERY popular. The beach fills to capacity pretty much every holiday and weekend during the summer months.

Greenbrier State Park

Clearly, the lake and beach areas are the main draw here. It’s really quite gorgeous and the sand is a great quality.

Deep Creek Lake State Park

There are fields and meadows for kids to run, there are tons of short trails families would love, and great places to play in the water of the Gunpowder River.

Gunpowder Falls State Park