North Point State Park

8400 North Point Road
Edgemere, MD 21219


North Point is located in Baltimore County on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and is rich in natural beauty. This 1,310 acre park in Edgemere was once the site of the Bay Shore Amusement Park, a popular destination for summer visitors from 1906 to 1947. Visitors can see the original trolley station, which is now used as a covered picnicking area, and fountain that has been restored and is still in operation today. The Defenders Trail, which was used by soldiers during the War of 1812, passes through the park. Today, North Point has scenic views overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, a water accessible area, two fishing piers, picnicking and hiking trails that lead you around the park and through protected Wildlands. Please note bicycles are strictly prohibited on designated Wildlands trails and alcohol is not permitted at North Point State Park. Come see how Mother Nature reclaimed the land where the amusement park once stood and the rich history North Point State Park has to offer.

The park features several miles of well-marked and relatively level trails, abundant with wildflowers in spring and wildlife throughout the year. Birdwatching is especially popular on the Black Marsh Trail.

Bikes are welcome throughout much of the park, except in the Wildlands Area.

Water Access

North Point features an unguarded waterfront that is open to waders and swimmers. Waders and swimmers can enter the water at their own risk. There are no lifeguards at North Point State Park. It is recommended that waders and swimmers wear water shoes when entering the water.


North Point features two fishing piers (including the 1,000-ft. Crystal Pier) and a long shoreline with good fishing opportunities. Anglers ages 16- and-older are required to possess a Maryland Tidal Fishing License.

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