Fort Smallwood Park Construction
Starting September 5, 2023, the eastern half of Fort Smallwood Park will be closed to the public for park improvement projects. The swimming beaches and fishing platforms along the rock armament will be closed to the public through the Spring of 2024. The park's boat ramp area, fishing pier, playground, and pavilion will remain open. Parking will be limited and expect entrance delays into the park on weekends. For more information on the park closure please call 410-222-0088.
Reserve daily and annual park passes online. Park Rangers will scan the electronic or printed passes before visitors enter the park.
The Fort Smallwood Park boat facility operates year round. The ramp is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The historic outdoor Cedar Pavilion at Fort Smallwood Park is a perfect place for outdoor functions. Groups are limited to 100 people.
Fort Smallwood Park’s recreational amenities include a 380-foot fishing pier, children’s playground, historic gun battery and barracks, walking trails, beaches and pond. Fort Smallwood was a sea coast defense built in the late 1880's to the early part of the 1900's. The fort was in use from 1890 until 1927.
The 380-foot "Bill Burton Fishing Pier" is wonderful for fishermen, birdwatchers, and admirers of local scenery. The historic Cedar Pavilion is available to rent for groups up to 100 people. Fort Smallwood Park offers an accessible playground that hours of fun for children of all ages.
- Fort Smallwood Park is open 7 days a week from 5:30 a.m. to dusk.
- Our park office is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The park office is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.
|Daily Entry Fees
|$6.00 per vehicle
|Daily Pass - Physically Challenged:
|$5.00 per vehicle (MVA handicapped tags or hanging permit required)
|Daily Pass - Service Connected:
|Free per vehicle (Military Individuals, Veterans and their Families - Services connected I.D. required)
|Annual Pass - AACo Resident:
|Annual Pass - Non-County Resident:
|Senior Pass - 60 and up:
|Daily Parking Fee - Buses (schools only):
|$30.00 (School buses only free with pavilion rental)
If your vehicle is sold or involved in an accident and the current year parking permit sticker needs to be replaced, remove the parking permit sticker from the vehicle and return it to the park office to receive a replacement. Replacement senior passes are also available in the event of loss or significant damage. Applications for replacement senior passes must be obtained and submitted to the park where the original pass was purchased.
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