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Terrapin Nature Park

Admission Fee

Free General Admission


Terrapin Park Rules

News Article - Terrapin Nature Park Now Marked with GPS

Terrapin Nature Park Emergency Trail Marker System


  1. AED
  2. Grill
  3. Picnic Areas
  4. Picnic Tables
  5. Restrooms
  6. Trails
  7. Water

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 shoreline. The trail provides a unique vantage point for viewing an incredible variety of waterfowl, wildlife, and plant species. A gazebo is located along the sandy shoreline afford a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.  Park benches located along the trail provides a brief respite for the weary. The trail, which wanders over several bridges, 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 parking for the Cross Island Trail system is available at Old Love Point Park.  

Portable toilets are available year-round.  QAC Parks & Recreation is in the process of installing a Rangers Station and Restroom pods at the trailhead of the park, with anticipated opening date in the Spring of 2022.  

Please remember that Terrapin is a nature park so no coolers, grills, open fires, or shade structures outside of the picnic areas.  Please only fish in designated areas.