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Visit the Marshy Point Nature Center to enjoy the seasonal changes in this unspoiled setting on the Chesapeake Bay.

Kayak Share Program

Join Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Kayak Share program and enjoy paddling at Loch Raven Fishing Center, Marshy Point Nature Center, Rocky Point Park and Miami Beach Park. Membership includes use of a kayak, paddle, life vest and seasonal admission to Rocky Point Park and Miami Beach Park. The cost is $200 for ages 18 and over. 

Instructions For Membership

  1. Complete the Membership Application and mail to:

Attention: Kayak Share
Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

  1. Include a $200 check or money order made payable to Baltimore County and a self-addressed stamped envelope.

  2. Once we receive the completed application and fee, we will mail your membership card in the self-addressed stamped envelope you provide.

Programs and Events

The Center offers a variety of programs and special events, including hands-on environmental education programs for schools and scout groups, for individuals and groups of all ages. All groups must contact the nature center prior to their visit. View detailed program information and a calendar of events.

Monthly Lecture Series

The Nature Center Council provides a monthly lecture series featuring photographers, authors, scientists and watermen to share their insight. Lectures are held at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday each month (excluding July and August).

  • Annual Fish Fry
  • Holiday Celebration
  • Canoe and Kayak Trips
  • Spring and Fall Festivals
  • Maple Sugar Time
  • Summer Solstice Faerie Festival
  • Preschool Chesapeake Adventurers
  • Monday Preschool Nature
  • Weekend Nature Programs
  • Canoeing and Kayaking Excursions
  • Predator and Prey Programs
  • Bird Identification
  • Holiday Wreath Making
  • Holiday Crafts
  • School and Group Programs

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Contact Us

Marshy Point Nature Center Recreation Office

7130 Marshy Point Road
Middle River, Maryland 21220

Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nature Center Hours:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Park Hours:



Naturalist II:

John Lehman

Naturalist I:

Nina Jay

Administrative Aide:

Briana Searfoss

Activity Coordinator:

Jane Marlow