Janes Island State Park

Janes Island State Park, Crisfield

Janes Island State Park - Crisfield
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Rubydoo67
Annapolis, MD98 contribuições
abr de 2022
My daughter (12) and I went alone, after the rest of party backed out. It was SO WORTH IT and I would do it again. We stayed in Cabin #2 (pet-friendly), which is a 2 bedroom + loft, full bathroom and kitchen. CAUTION: the loft is only accessible by ladder in this cabin, so it's definitely for kids or more agile adults. Also had a lovely screened porch and is just steps from the river.

THE GOOD: Clean & spacious! This cabin was wonderful, probably my faves of the Md. State parks. We were off-season (early April) so there we no bugs but the screened porched would provide protection during the season. Yes, I can see bugs being heavy here in the humid, dog days of summer. It's marshland/water for goodness sakes. Just be prepared and you should be fine.

Each cabin has it's own firepit & picnic table and is just steps to the dock on the river/canal. It would be wonderful for 2 families to rent side-by-side. It's away from the rest of the campground so lots of privacy. The fireplace is gas, so just flip the switch and bam! The beds seemed fine (we only used the double).

ITEMS TO NOTE:
We visited off-season so:
- the camp store is only open Friday - Sunday afternoon
- check-in time is very late - 5pm
- Ice and firewood are always available
- rentals of kayaks/canoes are not yet available unless by private company (a neighbor had brought their own and could just walk to the water in put it in)
- there are no hiking trails here (except a 1-mile trail). This was my purpose and I obviously didn't do my homework. We tried Pocomoke State Park, but Milburn landing was closed and Shad didn't seem to have much, plus we drove around for 1.5 hours as both sections are separated by a river
- We visited Chincoteague, which is about 1 hour each way. Great to the see ponies and the huge beach
- Crisfield is about 5 minutes away and offers boat excursions in the day (only one was running the time of year we attended)
Feita em 22 de abril de 2022
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Beth W
9 contribuições
ago de 2021
We live nearby in Salisbury about 40 minutes up the road, and are already planning to make this park an annual tradition. We have done two day trips and one overnight in a mini-cabin, which was great and very comfortable. This is an AMAZING park for people of all ages.

PROS: Beautiful water trails and sunsets. Nice biking in the area if you bring your bikes. You can buy a waterproof water trail map that very clearly shows the way to Flat Cap beach and the other sites. Go to Flat Cap beach, the paddle is worth the effort. Yes, the water trails are marked, but you need to be careful of wrong turns. Bring the map! The park staff is very helpful in explaining everything available, and they have activities for kids as well on weekends including an interpretive nature classroom. There is free WiFi available in the store if you need to get on the internet to work or check in with the world. The bathrooms and showers are clean and plentiful. The park is well maintained. The camp store has ice cream, bags of ice, bait, and firewood bundles for sale. The Food Lion grocery store is a few minutes down the road for easy shopping. There are dog-friendly sites.

CONS: Can be buggy. Bring the DEET. Bring the mosquito coils. The black flies can be vicious. That said, you have been warned and you will be OK if you prepare.

Finally, this is not a place to camp if you don't want to get out on the water. There is not much to do otherwise. Hiking is minimal. The water IS the reason to be at Jane's Island. Arrange to bring or rent kayaks or canoes. Yes, you can fish off the pier and sit around and watch the sunsets, but you will be missing the whole point of this amazing park if you don't get out on a boat at least some of the time.
Feita em 27 de novembro de 2021
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John B
2 contribuições
ago de 2021
Beautiful campground - sites among tall pines close to open water. Clean baths and hot showers. Friendly staff. Store has the essentials. The sites are clean with crushed stone pads and are close but not an issue. Tent camped in August. Was very buggy. Bring bug spray - lots! The campgrounds were sprayed at 3AM one night - it will wake you up - but was effective for a few days. best tent sites are #73 and #88. Good venue to kayak/canoe. Some easy biking nearby. Not much in Crisfield but there is a Food Lion. Chincoteague/Assateague about an hour away - nice beaches there. I'd camp there again.
Feita em 9 de setembro de 2021
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Tim C
Millsboro, DE183 contribuições
ago de 2021
Must see all of it. Observation tower, Nature Center and fishing. Campsites too. We were on ly there a few minutes because of the heat.
Feita em 27 de agosto de 2021
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Nancy Horning
25 contribuições
ago de 2021
Clean and very well maintained park. Camp sites were very nice and restrooms were clean! Great place to kayak and fish!
Feita em 11 de agosto de 2021
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K4602NNmichaelm
6 contribuições
jul de 2021
We drove 180 miles because someone told us this was the best Kayaking they ever experienced. We were comparing it with Morrow Bay Ca, Of We drove 180 miles to this park because somecourse there were no otters, sea lions or pelicans but we did see a pair of bald eagles and the male had just caught a fish. We saw a snake, crabs and jumping fish.

The people at the camp store were like family. They were extremely kind and informative. There were no fees charged but we did buy a map for $ 3.19.

Here is what we did not know. First, the marina and camp store are on the mainland side and you have to leave the Marina and cross Ferguson Creek to Ward creek. So imagine a right angle of tree line where the mainland tree line intersects with the tree line of the island on the left side of Ward creek and Ferguson creek.

Ward creek is apparently dredged and goes directly to a beach on Tangier Bay about two miles away in a westerly direction. There is a huge windmill south of the marina which together with the tree line on the east mainland and the tree line proceeding West on Ward creek provides three distinct identifiable landmarks for navigation.

So as you go West on Ward creek you pass several marked trails. South are the black and blue trails and North are the red and orange trails. We took the red trail. We got to red trail marker 11 and we came on a large bay. There were many unmarked choices and we selected one which led us into a maze of unmarked channels. The channels were bordered by saw grass that you could not see over. You were left with a choice every fifty feet and if you followed the visible landmarks, the tree lines and the visible windmill you just went deeper and deeper into the swamp.

We called the Ranger. He told us to turn around and we had to save ourselves.
Otherwise, he would have to call the Police. With images of Channel four News showing two seventy years old's being lifted out of the swamp by helicopters we turned and paddled as hard as we could for open water.

The Ranger met us in the open water Bay his boat was too large for the canals He pointed the direction we needed to go in. Altogether, we kayaked thirteen miles, two miles to Tangier Bay, three miles to open water on the red trail, three miles lost in the swamp, three miles back from the swamp and two miles back to the Marina.

Here is my suggestion . Do not rely on marked trails as the markers are incomplete. Do not travel into any canal that does not allow a rescue twelve foot john boat and outboard motor to travel in. Consider unmarked channels to be no entry, no outlets. If you are lost paddle to open water which means choose the largest canal.

Good Luck !!
Feita em 9 de julho de 2021
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Gabrielle B
Maryland327 contribuições
abr de 2021 • Família
Janes Island State Park was a great place to go on a camping trip during April. My family and I stayed for two nights.

Pros:
-The bathrooms were clean and kept clean consistently which impressed us a lot. The shower was heated and there was ample space and hooks to place your belongings when showering.
-There was a LOT of bathrooms for such a small park. Very cool 👍🏾
-Camp hosts were super friendly! We’d see them walking around saying good morning to everyone and having a chit chat. They weren’t too imposing either which is great.
-Camp store has so many options and super cheap compared to other state parks I’ve been to. Their souvenirs are so cute.
-Campsite close to the water so very easy to go fishing. Cabins are also other options.
-Dog friendly. Lots of waste stations for dogs so the park was mostly clean from dog waste. (please pick up after your pets!!)
-You will feel safe. Park rangers do rounds very often to check on the park and it was reassuring.

Cons:
-Nothing major I can think of! It was a great experience and we’re definitely going to return. Next time we will go when kayaks are available to be rented because the park has water trails available and the area where swimming is allowed is only accessible by boat.
Feita em 9 de abril de 2021
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Billy K
47 contribuições
mar de 2021
The best part of being in Crisfield. Beautifully kept and plenty of scenery. Activities are available. If you love being outdoors, you will love this park.
Feita em 26 de março de 2021
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dmj
14 contribuições
nov de 2020
love this park!! staff is hardworking and kind! beautiful sunsets!
love the park! covid prevented alot of normal activities but will be back!
Feita em 15 de novembro de 2020
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Diver Dan
Washington DC, DC265 contribuições
set de 2020
Grace C is not wrong, but for us the paddle was worth it to get to one of the nicest beaches we've seen on the Bay. Uncrowded and just beautiful. For such a remote location, the park was quite busy for early Fall. But, not much in the way of hiking. People were catching crabs right off the water's edge.
Feita em 28 de setembro de 2020
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