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SENECA CREEK STATE PARK, MD

Photo: SENECA CREEK STATE PARK
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Aug 21 2015   Later Dates
Site, Loop:Blue Jay, BLUEJAY PAVILION
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Reservation Window: Sat Aug 23 2014 – Fri Aug 21 2015


Check-in: 8:00 am
  


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Check-out: N/A

Site Details:

  • Site Type: Shelters
  • Site Reserve Type: Site-Specific
  • ADA Accessible: Y
  • Checkin Time: 8:00 am
  • Type of Use: Day
  • Min Num of People: 1
  • Max Num of People: 200
  • Driveway Surface: Gravel
  • Driveway Length: 300
  • Square Footage: 3781
  • Woodstove/Fireplace: Y
  • Grills/Fire Ring: Y
  • Looking For Category: Day Use
  • Num of Tables: 34
  • Picnic Table: Y
  • Seating Capacity: 200
  • Toilet: Y
Photo: Blue Jay, BLUEJAY PAVILION Photo: Blue Jay, BLUEJAY PAVILION Photo: Blue Jay, BLUEJAY PAVILION

Alerts and Important Information

Area

SERVICE CHARGES:

In addition to the Shelter/Picnic Area service charge, there is a $3 per person facility entrance fee for Maryland residents on weekends and holidays from April to October. Out of state residents, $5 per person.

Senior citizens 62 and older with MD Golden Age Pass are free. Golden Age Pass requires a $10 fee. Information available at: http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/goldenage.aspx

Children in car seats are exempt from paying the facility entrance fee.

$3 and $5 entrance tickets may be pre-purchased in advance of reservation by contacting the park. Renter is responsible to distribute tickets to guests prior to arriving at park. No pre-purchased tickets can be distributed at entrance station on the date of reservation. Maximum number of tickets available up to capacity of shelter.

ALCOHOL POLICY:

The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas . Permits may be issued upon request by the Park Manager for special events operating under a use agreement.

Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit and must be obtained 1-day out prior to arrival. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.

Internet reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.

For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:
http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/alcoholfaq.aspx

PRICING:
Prices are subject to change without notice and reservation fees, as well as cancellation fees are non-refundable.

FIREWOOD RESTRICTION:
Due to the potential threat of the Emerald Ash Borer, the Maryland Department Natural Resources has prohibited the importation of personal firewood into all DNR owned and managed properties. Please do not bring firewood with you from home when visiting a DNR property.

TRASH FREE:
Maryland State Parks are Trash-Free. The Day-Use Area does not have trash cans. Persons renting shelters or having large groups should make sure they have the means to remove their trash. Small trash bags for your use are distributed at all developed areas. Reduce/Reuse/Recycle.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
Located in wooded area next to horseshoe pit & open play area. Holds 200 people. 50 parking spaces. Accessible for persons with disabilities but unpaved. Easy access for caterers. Large grills and serving area in covered cooking cooking shelter. Drinking water at or next to shelter.

PARK EMERGENCIES:
After office hours, Contact PARK WATCH: 1-800-825-PARK (7275)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Decorations must be tied with string only. NO nails, staples or tape.
  • Signs may be placed on stakes in ground. Do NOT attach or place in front of park signs.
  • No amplified music.
  • No water balloons or pools.
  • Bring charcoal for grill.
  • Game fields are first-come, first serve.
  • PARK HOURS:
    Park hours are from 8:00 am to Sunset. Groups using shelters and picnic areas must leave by Sunset.

    PETS:
    Pets allowed at Shelters and Picnic Areas. Must be on leash and cleaned up after. Pets not allowed in buildings.

    Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/pets.aspx

    Notes

    Area

    Rental Season:
    Available from April thru October. All shelters have electricity, grills, and playgrounds.

    GENERAL INFORMATION:
    Bathrooms are within walking distance. Water fountains and horseshoe pit at all rental picnic areas. 32 acre 27-hole championship disc golf course. Hiking trails.

    AREA ACCESSIBLE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:
    Most of the facilities in the day use area are accessible. Six large picnic Shelters and 7 of the 11 restrooms in the park are accessible via paved walkways. The Boat Center has a paved lakefront walkway for fishing access.

    HOOKUPS (ELECTRIC):

    GENERATORS:
    Generators permitted in rental area where there is no electric.

    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.