Chapel Point State Park

Chapel Point State Park

Chapel Point State Park is a 600 acre state park, located on the beautiful Port Tobacco River, a tributary of the Potomac River.

Chapel Point is an undeveloped multi-use park that boasts a waterfront that offers a variety of recreational opporunities.

There are a variety of water activites popular here such as fishing, boating, and other personal watercraft. While fishing is popular here, aspiring anglers should carefully watch tides before visiting because at high tide there is almost no beach. This park has a small sand launch area that is suitable for the launch of small john-boats, canoes and kayaks, and personal watercraft.

There is also suitable habitat for various game hunting animals in the park that is permitted during established hunting seasons. Chapel Point has a small handicap hunting area and three established hunter parking areas with sign-in boxes are located in each of those areas. A maximum of 45 hunters is permitted at any given time.

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Hours

Open daily:

  • Sunrise to sunset

Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.

(Note: Many places fill to capacity on busy, nice weather days, especially holiday weekends. Please call ahead or visit the official website to get the most up-to-date information before visiting.)

Fees

No Fees

Activities

Fishing - A Maryland Bay Sport Tidal License is required. Watch your tides before visiting this area. At high tide there is almost no beach. This area has a small sand launch area that is suitable for the launch of small john-boats, canoes and kayaks, and personal watercraft.

Hunting - Permitted in the 600 acre state park. The area provides suitable habitat for quail, squirrels, doves, rabbits, white-tailed deer, wild turkey and waterfowl. Game hunting is permitted during the seasons established by the Wildlife Division. Chapel Point has a small handicap hunting area. There are three established hunter parking areas. Sign-in boxes are located in each of those areas. A maximum of 45 hunters is permitted at any given time. Hunters may enter/remain on park property outside of the regular posted hours provided that they are engaged in legitimate, authorized hunting activity.

Camping - Chapel Point has a paddle-in campsite available by permit only. Call for permits. Site is available seasonally.

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Facilities

Chapel Point has a paddle-in campsite available by permit only. This is a primitive site and is only accessible by water. Call 301-743-7613 for permits. Site is available seasonally. Please reserve this site at least two weeks in advance to ensure time for permit processing.

Accessibility

Has a small handicap hunting area.

Pets

Pets are allowed in Chapel Point State Park

History

Historic St. Ignatius Church, founded in 1641, is one of the oldest Catholic Parishes in continuous service in the United States. The church is located adjacent to State Park Property.
Historic Port Tobacco Court House is located off of Chapel Point Road near the intersection of Route 6 and Chapel Point Road. In 1685 a naval port of entry for the Crown, the town remained a major port through the end of the Revolutionary War. Catslide House, Courthouse (1819) and museum are open for tours.

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Last updated: October 16, 2019
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