||19350 Back Door Road (turn at Bay Forest Road, then Back Door
Road) Lexington Park, MD 20653
476 acres (Countyand Board of Education Activities)
|Hours of Operation:
||Spring, Summer and Fall Months: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November - The park is open
MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY - for vehicular traffic and all pedestrian users from 7:00 a.m. until sunset. The park is not staffed during the weekdays. There are no entrance fees during the week.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. The park is staffed during the WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS. Entrance fees are charged on weekends and holidays. (See fees below.)
Winter Months: December, January, February, March
Weekday and Weekend: The park gate is closed for vehicular traffic. You may walk in the park during these months. No fees are charged at any time.
||From Route 235
South, turn left on Bay Forest Road, then turn on Back Door Road
to the park.
||Please call 301-475-4200
71800 for more information; call the Parks Division at 301-475-4200, ext. 73570 for maintenance related issues.
||The park offers wonderful views of the Chesapeake Bay and
unsupervised swimming, hiking, picnicking, fishing and
NEW FEES BEGINNING JULY 1, 2019
Daily Weekend Pass:
Season passes will be available for purchase beginning March 1, 2019. Season passes can be purchased at Recreation and Parks main office, 23150 Leonard hall Drive, Leonardtown. Passes will also be available for purchase at the gate on weekends only. For more information call 301-475-4200, ext. 71800.
Pavilion Rental Information
Reservations will be accepted over the phone with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard) for the months of April through October starting on February 1st. Please call (301) 475-4200 ext. 71800 to make reservations.
2019 Pavilion Fees
Small Pavilion - $150 - groups less than 60 people
(Chancellors Run, Nicolet, Dorsey #2, Snow Hill & Baggett Park)
Large Pavilion - $200 – groups of 61-150
(Fifth District, Dorsey #1, Cecil & Elms)
150+ people will incur an additional staff fee of $15 per hour. Reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks prior to rental date.
Alcohol Consumption Permit - $100
Alcohol permit not available for Chancellors Run, Elms Beach, Snow Hill, Lancaster Park or Nicolet Park Pavilions.
For reservations or more information please call 301-475-4200 ext. 71800.
All prices are subject to change.
St. Mary’s County Recreation and Parks
Park Pavilion picnic usage Regulations and Permits