North Point State Park

North Point State Park

North Point State Park is a 1,310-acre Bay-front park with more than six miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay, Back River, and Shallow Creek. The site also boasts several wetland areas, including the large bayside Black Marsh -- one of the finest examples of a tidal marsh on the upper Chesapeake.

Most of North Point is covered by woods, active agricultural areas, and unmanaged fields that help to maintain water quality and support a vast array of wildlife in the region. North Point has been continuously farmed for almost 350 years, with evidence of human occupation dating back 9,000 years. The site also was a critical spot during the War of 1812, when British troops' route to Baltimore passed through the present-day park along what is now known as the 'Defenders Trail.'

Today, the park supports a blend of outdoor activities and historical study. North Point provides public access to the Bay, a wading beach, and crabbing and fishing opportunities.

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Image Credit: Maryland DNR / Stephen Badger
Last updated: February 27, 2020
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