Greenwell State Park
Hollywood, MD
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Brief Description: Greenwell is a 596-acre state park located on the Patuxent River in St. Mary's county, Maryland. Created from a farm donated by John Phillip Greenwell, Jr., and his sister, Mary Wallace Greenwell, the park provides a rural setting for recreation along an important tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. The park includes ten miles of hiking, cycling and equestrian trails, along with access to the river for kayaking and fishing. Greenwell State Park, in partnership with the Greenwell Foundation, also has a special focus on providing recreational opportunities and programs for the disabled.
Location / Directions: Greenwell State Park is located in southern Maryland in St. Mary's County.

From I-95 and I-495 near Washington DC: Take MD Route 5 (Branch Avenue) south towards where it joins US Route 301. Follow 5/301 to where 5 splits off again in Waldorf. Follow 5 south to MD Route 235. Continue straight on 235 to Hollywood. After the Hollywood firehouse, turn left at the traffic light onto route 245 (Sotterley Road). Travel about 3 miles and turn right on Steer Horn Neck Road. Proceed about 0.8 miles to second gravel driveway on left with Greenwell State Park sign.

From Baltimore and points north: From I-695 take I-97 south to MD Route 3. Follow 3 to where it joins US Route 301. Proceed to Upper Marlboro and take MD Route 4 towards Prince Frederick/Solomons Island. Continue on 4 past Solomons and across the Patuxent River to MD route 235. Turn right at traffic light heading north. At third traffic light turn right onto route 245 (Sotterley Road). Travel about 3 miles and turn right on Steer Horn Neck Road. Proceed about 0.8 miles to second gravel driveway on left with Greenwell State Park sign.

From Virginia and the Potomac River Bridge: Take US 301 to MD Route 234. Follow 234 to Leonardtown and turn left on MD Route 245. Follow 245 to Steer Horn Neck Road. Turn right and proceed about 0.8 miles to second gravel driveway on left with Greenwell State Park sign.

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Address: Greenwell State Park
25420 Rosedale Manor Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636
Phone: (301) 373-2320
E-mail: dhammett@dnr.state.md.us
Activities:

Hiking/Equestrian/Cycling: Ten miles of marked trails are open to the public year round.

Horseback Riding Lessons: The Greenwell Foundation offers recreational and therapeutic riding lessons. Contact the Foundation at (301) 373-9775 for more information.

Fishing: Visitors may fish from the pier or from the revetment year around. A sportfishing license is required for persons 16 years and older.

Picnicking: Visitors are invited to picnic on the grounds. The pavilion can be reserved by calling the Greenwell Foundation at (301) 373-9775.

Hunting: Hunting is permitted during established seasons. Contact the park for further details.

Canoeing and Kayaking: Non-motorized craft can be walked in and launched from the beach area or from an accessible (ADA-compliant) floating kayak and canoe launch. The Greenwell Foundation offers kayaking lessons, rentals, and guided trips through its River Riders kayaking program (April-October).

Swimming: Swimming is permitted from the beach area only. There is no lifeguard on duty, so swimming is at your own risk.

Click here for a calendar of events.

Biking Birding and Wildlife Viewing Boat Access Educational Programs Fishing Hiking Picnicking Swimming Canoeing / Kayaking

Operating Hours: Year around, dawn to dusk.
Fees: A $3.00 per vehicle service fee helps offset Greenwell Foundation operating costs.
Visitor Facilities:

Francis Knott Lodge is available for rent and sleeps groups of up to 17 participants.

The Quarter Creek pavilion and the historic Rosedale Manor House, rose garden, and lawn can be reserved for events such as weddings, reunions, meetings, and conferences.

Size: 596 acres
Websites: http://www.greenwellfoundation.org
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/greenwell.html

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