||Smallwood’s 2.5 miles of hiking trails meander through the hardwood forest, passing many natural and historical points of interest.
Anglers can go fishing from the shore or several stationary piers located at Sweden Point Marina. You’ll find large- and small-mouth bass, catfish, white and yellow perch, striped bass (rockfish), carp, and hardhead. (Note: You must have a Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing License.) Smallwood even hosts bass fishing tournaments throughout the year.
The marina contains 50 boat slips, as well as launch ramps and concessions. The park also rents motorboats, rowboats, and canoes. (See the Facilities section below for more details on the marina’s services.)
The park provides picnic tables and grills at the concession area and throughout the various historic areas. You also can reserve any of three pavilions. There also are 16 family campsites with electric hook-ups, and four camper cabins overlook the Mattawoman Creek. (Each cabin sleeps four and has heat and air conditioning. A picnic table, lantern post, and fire ring are provided on each site.) Bathhouses with hot showers are centrally located. Smallwood offers two youth group camping sites that accommodate about 30 people each.
Smallwood State Park does not allow pets.
||The 50-slip marina accommodates boats up to 36 feet in length. It includes a bathhouse and laundry facilities, as well as electric and non-potable water hook-ups. There’s also a dock-side fresh water fill station and pump-out station. The area around the marina is dredged to a depth of 6 feet. NOTE: Marina is currently closed for repairs and will reopen in 2004.
A dry storage area for trailerable vessels contains 50 spaces in a secure lighted area. Owners can access their vessels during park day-use hours only.
The park’s Marina Services Building can host parties and meetings. It features a kitchenette/prep area, a large room overlooking the Mattawoman Creek (77-person capacity), an outdoor deck, and restrooms.