The park provides access to the bay, a wading beach, and offers opportunities for crabbing and fishing.
Black Marsh Wildlands
Over half the park (667 acres) has received legislative protection as a State Wildland. Sorry -- bicycles are prohibited in the Wildlands.
Waterfowl, songbirds, and many raptors make their home at North Point State Park. Where else can you see a Blue Jay, a Bluebird, a Blue Grosbeak, an Indigo Bunting and a Great Blue Heron on the same day? See the Wildlife Page for more information on birds and birding at the Park.
Old Bayshore Park Features
Visitors can explore the remains of the turn of the century amusement park. Sites of interest include the 1000 ft. Bayshore Pier, the Trolley Station and the restored Fountain.
Visitors/Multi-Purpose Center (Open Memorial Day - Labor Day on a limited schedule)r
Park Information, photo albums, historical items, souvenirs, a wonderful wildlife display and first-aid are available.
Hiking & Biking
Well marked trails allow access to observe local birds and wildlife including: muskrats, beavers, foxes, otters, osprey, great blue heron, swans, and bald eagles. Sorry, bikes are not allowed in the Wildlands.
Picnic tables offer a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay. The Trolley Station is available to rent for group events and can accommodate up to 400 people.
Environmental & Historic Programs
A wide variety of programs for school groups and families are offered throughout the year. Join Park Staff for bird walks, canoe trips in Shallow Creek, ecology workshops and more. Events will be listed on the main page in advance of their occurrence.
695 South Exit 42 - North Point Blvd./Sparrows Point. Bear right onto 151 South -- North Point Blvd. First left onto Rte. 20 Edgemere/Ft. Howard onto North Point Rd. Proceed approximately 1.8 miles, park entrance is on left.
695 North Exit 43 -- Sparrows Point. Left onto Rte 158 -Bethlehem Blvd towards Edgemere/Fort Howard. Proceed to traffic light at North Point Blvd. Straight through light to 20 South -- North Point Rd. Proceed approximately 1.8 miles, park entrance is on left.
CURRENT PARK HOURS
Monday - Sunday
8AM - Sunset
Park Office Phone: (410) 477-0757
Park Office Fax : (410) 477-0361
TAKOS VISITOR CENTER HOURS
Labor Day - Memorial Day
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.
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.
See our new links to North Point Weather, Tides, & Trail Map below