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Great Park for Everyone

Incredible Views, good trails, fishing, boating, a museum to a revolutionary war general, an... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
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Kayaking on the Mattawoman

This small state park is a gem! We went on a kayak tour with one of the park rangers who was... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
Marcia P
Silver Spring
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“bass fishing”(3 reviews)
“playground”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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2750 Sweden Point Rd, Marbury, MD 20658-2102
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Incredible Views, good trails, fishing, boating, a museum to a revolutionary war general, an antebellum house complete with tours, great camping facilities, picnicking area, playground, art center...it's like Maryland couldn't figure out what to do and just said let's just drop it all here.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 962anthonyp
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This small state park is a gem! We went on a kayak tour with one of the park rangers who was great, very informative. Afterwards we walked across their lovely arched bridge and checked out the rent-able cabins in the campground. We think we might...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marcia P
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The campground is smaller than other campgrounds but the camp sites are not too close to each other giving you some privacy. There's plenty of activities for kids and adults. There's a small trail that even small kids will enjoy. And whether you're a beginner...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NDGM90
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Attending fishing tournament and discovered this little convenience store and park facility. Great location, lovely little hideaway and friendly service staff. A great place to stop in and enjoy for it's local flavor.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank canajun1957
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Lots of trails through the woods, a nature center with live animals, picnic tables, camping, and a boat ramp--all in Southern Maryland about 30 minutes from DC. The park is a good place to unwind. Take a hike, launch your boat into the best bass...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Howard105
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, bird watching - Smallwood St. Park has it all. Several boat ramps with boat slips available on the creek off the Potomac River. Excellent bass fishing with tournament fishing offered. Well marked and maintained hiking trails. I spent 5 nights camping...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Joyce N
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It was very nice!!! It has hot water shower. The bathrooms was always clean. It only has 14 campsites. The hikes was ok... We fished from the pier but the only thing we caught was see weed!!!! I would go again

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank tmarrow83
Reviewed 30 April 2016

Smallwood State Park is a popular marina on Mattawoman Creek where it meets the Potomac River. There are also hiking trails, picnic shelters, cabins for rent, and an art center that features works by local artists. This is a great place to spot bald eagles...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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