Terrapin Nature Area
- Picnic Tables
Starting July 1, 2020 Park Rangers will be enforcing the COVID-19 capacity numbers at Terrapin Nature Park. Once capacity is reached no other visitors will be permitted to enter until others leave. We welcome all visitors to our other landings, parks, trails, and piers.
This award-winning 276-acre nature park features a 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail, which meanders through wildflower meadows, wetlands, tidal ponds, woodlands and sandy beaches. The trail provides a unique vantage point for viewing an incredible variety of waterfowl, wildlife and plant species. A gazebo and wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, located along the beach afford a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and park benches located along the trail provides a brief respite for the weary. The trail, which wanders over several ridges, across marshlands and through woodlands, features two observation blinds overlooking the tidal ponds. The trail connects to the County’s Cross Island Trail system. Nearby free parking for the Cross Island Trail system is available at Old Love Point Park. Portable toilets are available year round.
Terrapin Park is listed as one of the 11 Hidden Oases In Maryland To Find Peace And Quiet. Click link below to view site!
Pictured Above: Park's Maintenance Manager Phil Starkey and Park's Ranger Crystal Thomes meet with Recreation's Nature Campers at the parking lot of Terrapin Nature Park. Ranger Thomes took the 5 campers on an informative nature hike through the ecosystem in the park.