An aerial view of Franklin Point State Park (Image courtesy: Jeff Holland / West & Rhode RiverKeeper)

Franklin Point State Park

Franklin Point State Park is a beautiful 477 acre peninsula nestled among the Chesapeake Bay, Deep Creek and Flag Pond, in scenic southern Anne Arundel County. The Maryland Park Service has partnered with community members represented by the West/Rhode Riverkeeper staff to improve access to this natural waterfront property.

Franklin Point features a variety of marsh, forest and field areas, with sand shoreline overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Passive enjoyment, including wildlife viewing and hiking, are ideal activities at this site. At this time parking is limited and restricted to the lot off Dent Road.

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Hours

Sunrise to Sunset. No camping, campfires or after hours activities are permitted.

Franklin Point State Park is a gated park with a combination lock. Access to the park is limited due to site conditions and capacity. Park only in the designated parking area to the left beyond the gate. The Maryland Park Service reserves the right to close the park or restrict access for operational, maintenance or safety reasons.

Enter and submit your name and e-mail address to receive the current combination lock numbers. The gate must be secured immediately upon entering the park and when leaving.

(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

None

Activities

Passive enjoyment, including wildlife viewing and hiking, are ideal activities at this site.

Facilities

At this time parking is limited and restricted to the lot off Dent Road.

Pets

Pets are allowed. All pets much be kept on a leash.

Main image: Jeff Holland / West & Rhode RiverKeeper
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