What to do in Hart-Miller Island State Park

Located in Baltimore County amid the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Hart-Miller Island is near the mouth of Middle River and is accessible only by boat. The western shore of the island offers safe mooring, wading and access to a 3,000-foot sandy beach.

Hart-Miller Island State Park is one of Maryland's most scenic parks. Visitors can not help but relax when frolicking along the 3,000-foot sandy beach. Primitive campsites provide a quiet and starlit overnight experience. Surf fishing is another popular recreation. Several picnic tables and limited hiking trails are offered at this boat-access only park.

Amenities and recreations available at Hart-Miller Island State Park include primitive campsites, surf fishing, hiking trails, picnicking, and beach swimming.

Hart-Miller Island State Park is located east of Baltimore off the shores of Back River Neck, east of Hawk Cove.

Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

c/o Gunpowder Falls State Park
2813 Jerusalem Road
Kingsville, MD 21087

Phone: 410-592-2897

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