Greenbrier State Park, located in the Appalachian Mountains in Washington County, has a 42-acre man-made lake that offers all sorts of outdoor activities.
Cool off in the swimming area of the lake, which has lifeguards on duty from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Labor Day.
Kids will love climbing on the playground, and visitors can also rent rowboats and paddleboats, explore the park’s natural wildlife, like birds, frogs, and turtles, and go biking on a path that circles the lake.
For an overnight adventure, reserve one of the park’s 165 campsites.
The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset. Entry costs $3 per person on weekdays and $5 per person on weekends. The park tends to fill to capacity during the summer, especially on weekends, so visitors are encouraged to arrive early to ensure entry.
For more information, visit the Greenbrier State Park website.
For other places to spend a summer day, check out our late summer fun at 6 Maryland state parks and our beaches off the beaten path…and other places to swim.