Welcome to North Point State Park!

North Point State Park is a Chesapeake Bay waterfront park located in Edgemere, MD. The park is situated on the grounds where Bay Shore Amusement Park once stood, one of Maryland's premier amusement parks in Maryland from 1906 - 1947. Current visitors to the park can enjoy hiking, wading, birdwatching, bicycling, fishing, picnicking, group events, and remnants of Bay Shore Park, such as the restored Trolley Station and fountain.See the History Page for more information about the parks interesting past. 

Monday - Sunday
8AM - Sunset

Park Office Phone: (410) 477-0757
Park Office Fax : (410) 477-0361

Wednesday - Sunday
11 AM = 4 PM

Entrance Fee  
$3.00 In-State Residents & $5.00 Out of State Residents. Weekdays

$4.00 In-State Residents & $6.00 Out of State Residents. Weekends

North Point State Park
 "A little slice of heaven on the Chesapeake Bay"

North Point State Park Volunteer Mission Statement

To aid in the management of the resources of North Point State Park. 

To make the public more aware of the activities and educational programs available in the park. 

To encourage partnerships between the private and business community with the park to further these goals. 
You can make a difference in the park!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation please send it to North Point State Park Volunteers, Inc. P.O.Box 55 Fort Howard, Md. 21052.
We need Volunteers!
North Point State Park
 "A little slice of heaven on the Chesapeake Bay"

Visit our our new North Point Weather, Tide, & Trail Map  links located on the Park Info page 
Welcome to the North Point State Park unofficial website. 

This site is sponsored and maintained by the North Point Volunteers Inc. We designed the site as a resource to help you get the most of your visit to the park. The site contains pages on park regulations, things to do, and wildlife in the park, just to name a few. In addition, you will find pertinent links such as park weather, tides, a trail map, and many more. Another function of the site is to keep you informed about our numerous events held throughout the year. If you love the park as much as we do, then visit our volunteer page where you will see a sampling of how you can use your talents and time to assist with everything from our events to helping with park operations. If volunteering isn’t for you, you will also find out how to donate funds to assist us in fulfilling our mission to the park. We hope you enjoy viewing the site and find it useful and informative!

Hart-Miller Island is open for the season.
The south cell will be open and staffed Thursdays through Mondays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The south cell contains over eight miles of trails that circle around a large, beautiful pond and include breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay. The 1.8 mile Long Trail Loop boasts interpretive signage about the various wildlife and different ecosystems that are a part of Hart-Miller Island and also provides history on this unique, one of a kind area.
Along with regular day use amenities, boaters and beach-goers can now rent bicycles to ride around the south cell. Visitors will be able to take binoculars and bird guides to explore the many species of birds that migrate to the island, which has become well known for its abundant bird population. There are also many other plant, insect and wildlife species to encounter. Staff on the island will also have light concessions for sale such as sodas and snacks. Hart-Miller Island is a must see for those who want to get away from it all.


Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed in developed areas including Parking Lot B, Waterfront areas, Picnic areas, Visitor center, piers, Trolley Station, Gazebo and surrounding areas from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. 

Signs are posted marking non-designated pet areas.

Leashed pets are allowed in undeveloped areas including Parking lot A and the park trails year round    

Leashed pets are allowed in all areas of North Point (except buildings) the day after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.

Park and State regulations require pets must be leased at all times (Even the friendly ones.)  

Pets must never be left in the vehicle! 

Cleaning up after your pet is required. Pet waste disposal containers are located in Parking areas A&B. 

Pets must be licensed and have all required vaccination including a rabies vaccination.

North Point is known to fill to capacity on summer weekends and especially holidays. 
* All visitors will be turned away if the park fills to capacity. 
* Patrons are encouraged to arrive early and carpool if possible. 
 * You are encouraged to call the park office ahead of your visit during these times.  
* You will not be able to re-enter when park is closed.
Plan your visit to the park!