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Crisfield, Maryland

Janes Island State Park

Crisfield, Maryland



6280 Alfred Lawson Dr
Crisfield, Maryland 21817
Phone: (410) 968-1565

Sites: 104
Recent Rate: $33 6/2016

Latitude: 38.006104945292
Longitude: -75.838623046875

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment yes
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

19 Reviews

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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice State Park located just outside of Crisfield town proper. Large, wooded spacious sites with electric and water. Easy access dump station. We were only there one night on the way to somewhere else, but we were intrigued by this park and plan to return for a longer stay. You can rent kayaks and explore the kayak trails through and around Janes Island. Or bring your own.
It was quite hot and humid during our stay and the biting flies were out in full force. During night a cold front came through and next morning it was cool and crisp and the flies had gone elsewhere. Bring repellent! We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Had a nice crabcake dinner at Crisfield Crabhouse and Tiki Bar, great views of the bay from our outside table.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate includes the booking fee. Nice park with nicely separated sites. typical pine forest seashore campground. Not friendly to really big rigs as roads are tight. we were OK with a 35' with tow but have to hit some corners just right to make it and ended up disconnecting part way in. All sites are back in. Bath house was in good shape. Water points were in the center of the loop and a bit inconvenient. Dump station is a tight fit for a big rig and we chose wait until the next park. Nature Center is great for kids and adults. Kayaking is a must here as the "land side" where the campground is just the tip of the park. Most is only accessible by boat and human powered versions are better than motors. Canal that separates the land side form the island side can be busy with boats and jet skis but not a bother. Green spotted flies were beastly. Season runs June-July and we were in the middle of it. They were well controlled in the campground but lay in wait for you when you tried to walk the roads or trails. DEET is a must. Once Green flies are done then apparently mosquitoes start up in Aug-Sep so come prepared. No bug issues out on the water. The town of Crisfield is a couple of minutes away and has all necessary services. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C72
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Second trip here. First one in spring. Lots of rain causing standing water in town of Crisfield, not too bad in campground. When sun came out we were inundated with mosquitoes and no-see-ums. Once in a kayak on the water bugs were not bad at all. Breeze kept them down. We will go back just not in late spring. Fishing was good, stripers and speckled trout. Good site facing the water in pet loop. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Watch a sunset over Chesapeake Bay and wetlands. Eat at one of the many seafood places in Crisfield.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights. Very peaceful campground. Fishing, crabbing, kayak trails, great sunsets, not resort camping, but camping at its best. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B - 16
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Town of Crisfield for groceries, restaurants, boat trips close by. About 45 minutes away is town of Chincoteague with beach, wild horses, wildlife refuge and great seafood.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Large sites lots of room between the sites. Electric hookup no water hookup. Boat launch and marina. Lots of kayak/canoe trails. Easy bike 15 minute bike ride into Crisfield. Town has large number of seafood restaurants. Bulkhead in Jane's Island State Park is Maryland free fishing zone, no license required. Boathouse in pet area was recently renovated and is very nice. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Number
Site 10 in pet loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Take a kayak trip on Wards creeknto barrier island in Chesapeake Bay beach is basically deserted.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

My favorite state park in Maryland. Waterfront is beautiful. Best feature is the grassy waterfront where you can fish, play and relax next to the water. Not a swimming park unless you have a boat to actually cruise to Janes Island! Was told the bugs would eat us alive. Nope! Not bad at all. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
B23
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Cristfield for dinner and water trips.

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Review Count: 330
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 60

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Janes Island State Park, Crisfield, MD - April 30, 2015 with electric hookups and a Maryland Senior Pass (50% off) for Sunday to Thursday camping the cost was around $17.

This campground is on the Daugherty Creek Canal leading to the Chesapeake Bay in southern MD. Our site was right on the canal in the electric loop where we watched the birds, boats and sunsets. There are three loops some with or without electric and specific pet loops for a total of 104 campsites. It was beautiful set under tall trees and the sites are well taken care of with fire pits and brand new picnic tables. There is a marina with boat slips, and over thirty miles of six color-coded canoe/kayak trails of the Janes Island Water Trail, where one can stop at some sandy beaches. Boaters can find excellent crabbing and fishing opportunities - license needed. The park also has cabins to rent some open year round. There is also a picnic area, playground area, ball field and volleyball court. Environmental education programs are year round and take place at the nature center. We never have camped here before and we loved it. The girl at check in was very pleasant and the rangers patrolled often during the day and night. The bathrooms were very clean and the showers hot. Great place to camp! We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Loop C
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Park, nice sites, the horse flys can get real pesty, great water trails. The bad: The store is only open from 9am - 5pm & they will not rent Kayaks/canoes if the wind speed is 10mph or above. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is Friday/Saturday for electric and without Maryland Senior Discount (only available Sunday through Thursday). Rate includes a $4.50 per night reservation/transaction fee. Construction is ongoing so facilities were limited (no camp store, inconvenient kayak/canoe rental). Campsites are quite nice, well defined, level and clean. The bath house is modern and clean. Our site (#71) was not a waterfront site but did have a nice view of the water and the marshlands of Jane's Island. The park was quiet and had only a few campers the weekend we visited (Mother's Day). We stayed on site 71. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The Good....This is a nice park for fishing, crabbing, and kayaking/boating. There are some geocaches in the park and surrounding area. The bicycling on local roads is great, with little traffic and considerate drivers that gave us lots of space. Crisfield has a museum worth seeing. The Bad....biting flies and mosquitos are so bad that you have to be covered in bug spray from head to toe, and some still attack. While we had a great view of the docks, I wouldn't chose a site near there again, due to the dead fish smell that wafts over from the fish cleaning station. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

At first this park don't look like much but the fishing is great. The staff is very helpful and nice. Love the town that is close by with local catches to eat. If you love to fish and crab this is a great park. We have been there twice in the last month. Restrooms are also very clean and they have a nature center and activities for the kids. One of my favorites We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

OK, if you like blue shell crabs you will love this campground as the town of Crisfield is the blue shell capital of the world! You could even catch your own in the campground. This state park has weekly programs for the kids we were there on Memorial Day Weekend and went to the Soft Shell Crab Festival in Crisfield. The campground was in great shape. The waterfront sites are to die for, they are as good as it gets. We had a site on the outside edge that even allowed us to get satellite, however if you are trying to get satellite stay on the outside and you might have a shot. We had a 36ft fifth wheel and didn’t have any problems but realize it is a state park and the larger RV’s might have a problem so check out the website and pick out you site there. The campground is the finest state park on the Eastern Shore (in my opinion), however there are some issues that are beyond the control of the capable and friendly staff, the bugs! They are bad including ticks and mosquitoes so make sure you pack your repellent. I also don’t like their dump station (I didn’t dump) and I wish they had 50 amp. This is a wonderful state park and a wonderful town with plenty to do. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this park! We had a waterfront site this time. We were camping with friends in the cabins and we had site 73 - it was perfect. The bugs were bad at times - especially the green heads! But we had a good breeze most of the time and it kept them under control most of the time. We kayaked out to the beach and went swimming - the water was unbelievably warm! Beautiful views, fishing and crabbing for the kids, great staff and awesome campsites. Can't ask for much more. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is extremely clean. Beautiful sites set in a woodsy environment, with canoe/kayak trails in the marsh heading to the Tangier Sound. Beautiful sunsets, and biking distance to Crisfield, a watermans delight. Good places to crab and fish. A playground for the little ones, and piece and quiet for the older ones. A grocery store nearby and plenty of restaurants in the area. If it had full hookups I'd give this park a 10. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We chose this park for quiet, rest and relaxation. The kayaking opportunities are excellent with GPS waypoints available on the park web site. We try to stay in one of the waterfront sites in loop B to enjoy the beautiful sunsets. The bugs can be bad: we bring a screen tent and lots of repellent, but all of the water nearby is the reason why they're here. We camped at Janes Island State Park in a Truck Camper.

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