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Shady Cove Natural Area

4876A Idlewilde Road
Shady Side, MD 20764
(410) 222-7317

Departments & Hours of Operation

  • Water Access


    • Shady Cove Natural Area is located on Parish Creek and West River.
    • Special rules may apply as noted. Please observe Maryland Fishing Regulations

    Shady Side Trails

    • 2,655 feet natural trails 

Map & Directions

From US-50 take MD-424 South/Davidsonville Road Exit 16 and continue on MD-424 for three miles. Continue straight onto Birdsville Road for three miles and turn right onto MD-2 South. Turn left onto Mill Swamp Road and turn right onto MD-468 East for 8 miles. Turn right onto Snug Harbor Road and left onto Idlewidle Road.