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Greenwell State Park

Greenwell State Park is a state park in the state of Maryland.  It is located on the Patuxent River in St. Mary's County.  The property includes the historic Rosedale Manor House and features hiking/equestrian/cycling, fishing, picnicking, hunting, swimming, and canoeing and kayaking.

Greenwell State Park
25420 Rosedale Manor Lane
Hollywood MD 20636
Phone: (301) 872-5688

Greenwell State Park is located in St. Mary's County. Take Route 235 towards Hollywood. Turn on to Route 245 East (Sotterley Road) and travel 2.5 miles.

Make a right on to Steerhorn Neck Road. The park entrance is the second drive on the left (approximately 8/10 of a mile).

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Greenwell is a 596-acre State Park located on the Patuxent River in St. Mary's County, Maryland. In 1971, John Phillip Greenwell, Jr. and his sister, Mary Wallace Greenwell, donated their 166.6 acre farm to the State of Maryland for use as a public park for everyone. The state subsequently purchased the adjacent 430-acre Bond property and joined the two to form the existing park. The park is managed in partnership with The Greenwell Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor accessible recreation.

Greenwell State ParkPet Policy
Pets are allowed in Greenwell State Park.


  • Hiking/Equestrian/Cycling - Ten miles of marked trails are open to the public year around.

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

  • Picnicking - Visitors are invited to picnic on the grounds. Pavilion can be reserved by calling the Greenwell Foundation at 301-373-9775. Please remember we are trash free. Take only memories, and leave only footprints.

  • Hunting - Hunting is permitted during established seasons. Contact Point Lookout State Park (301-872-5688) for further details.

  • Canoeing and Kayaking - Non-motorized craft can be walked in and launched from the beach area. We also have an accessible floating kayak and canoe launch that is wheelchair accessible and open to the public during regular park hours (sunrise to sunset). The Greenwell Foundation operates a kayaking program, called "River Riders", which offers kayak lessons and guided trips. This water program is fully accessible and provides instructional and recreational opportunities.

  • Swimming - Swimming is permitted from the beach area only. Be advised that there is No Lifeguard on duty. Swimming is at your own risk.

  • The park has an honor system, with service charges ($3/vehicle) benefiting the Greenwell Foundation to help operate the park.

The Rosedale Manor House
A focal point of the property is Rosedale Manor, circa 1880, which is situated on the shoreline of the Patuxent River.  The Manor features a Victorian-style rose garden, a family chapel and a spectacular view of the river.  The Manor may be rented for events such as weddings, reunions, meetings and conferences.  Event support and planning is available for functions with 50 or fewer guests.

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