Greenbrier State Park

Greenbrier State Park

Greenbrier is a multi-use park providing many kinds of recreation. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park. The 42-acre man-made lake and beach draw many visitors who enjoy swimming, canoeing, hiking, picnicking, fishing and hunting. As with most of Maryland's State Parks, a park map is available at the park office.

Located in the Appalachian Mountains, this state park offers many recreational opportunities. The man-made freshwater lake offers swimming, sunbathing, boating and fishing opportunities. There are also hiking trails which meander through a variety of wildlife habitats and afford a view of the area's geological history. Picnic tables and grills and playgrounds are available in the day-use area.

A portion of the Appalachian Trail enters the eastern edge of the park on Bartman's Hill.

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The park is open daily, 8 am - Sunset.

Greenbrier often fills to capacity on summer weekends and holidays. If the park fills, all additional visitors will be turned away (no exceptions). To ensure entry, all party members are encouraged to arrive at the park early.

Lifeguards are on duty at the swimming area of the lake from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day.

(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.)


Day Use Service Charges:

  • Memorial Day-Labor Day - weekdays $3 per person
  • weekends/holidays $5 per person
  • Labor Day-Memorial Day $3 per vehicle
  • May and September weekends $3 per person.

Out-of-state residents add $2 to all day use service charges.


  • camping
  • picnicing
  • bicycling
  • canoe/kayaking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • wildlife observation
  • geology


Last updated: June 27, 2022
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