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Jack Creek Park

1600 Snug Harbor Road
Shady Side, MD 20764
(410) 222-7317

Park Amenities (Gated Access Park)

  • Park is open from dawn to dusk
  • Cartop Boat Launch
  • Fishing Spot
  • Restrooms (open seasonally and portable)
  • Trails, Natural
  • Gate Access Request Form
    Jack Creek Park is a gated park with a combination lock. Access to the park is limited due to site conditions and capacity. Park only in fenced parking lot and not on the road. Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks reserves the right to close the park or restrict access for operational, maintenance, or safety reasons. The gate must be secured immediately upon entering and leaving the park.
    Complete the online form for the combination lock numbers. The numbers will automatically appear once the submit form button is selected.

    Combination Lock Numbers Form

    Jack Creek Park is nearly sixty acres of natural landscape in beautiful bucolic southern Anne Arundel County.  The Department of Recreation and Parks has partnered with community members represented by West/Rhode Riverkeeper staff and supported by the Public Water Access Committee to improve access and provide a natural trail network at this waterfront property.
    This park features approximately 3,000 feet of marsh, forest and sand shoreline along Jack Creek and the Chesapeake Bay.  Passive enjoyment, including nature study and hiking, are ideal activities at this site.  Limited parking and access will allow for public enjoyment while protecting the natural resources. 
    • Park open from 7:00 am to Dusk
    • No Swimming, Camping, or Trailers
    • No Alcohol, Fires, or Overnight Parking
    All Trash must be taken with you or placed in trash receptacles, if available. Wear insect repellant and there is a potential for poison ivy exposure. Bug repellant are highly recommended.
  • Fishing
  • Special Accommodations Notice
    The Anne Arundel County Dept. of Recreation and Parks is committed to serving those with disabilities.
    In compliance with the intent and spirit of the Americans with Disability Act, our commitment is to ensure accessible parks, facilities, programs and services.
    Anyone needing special park accommodations should contact the Parks Bureau at (410) 222-7317 or by e-mail to [email protected] at least 7 days prior to their expected use of facilities, programs or services. TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 711.
    All materials are available in an alternative format upon request.
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Map & Directions

From MD-424 South for 3 miles and continue straight onto Birdsville Road. Turn right onto MD-2 South and turn left onto Mill Swamp Road. Turn right onto MD-468 East and continue for 8 miles. Turn right onto Snug Harbor Road.