The name, Bohemia River State Park, was selected for the new state park based primarily on the river that forms the park boundary to the south, Great Bohemia Creek. This joins Little Bohemia Creek at the southern tip of the park to form the Bohemia River which empties into the Elk River before its confluence with the Chesapeake Bay.

The state park name was also selected based on more than 350 years of related historical references to the land. The earliest mention of the name was in the late 1600s in reference to land known as “Bohemia Manor” acquired by Augustine Herman, an early settler of the area.

The property includes approximately 225 acres of upland and hydric forest and 195 acres of cultivated land.

The shoreline features 14,000 feet of frontage on Great Bohemia Creek and tidal inlets, 1,500 feet of first-order non-tidal streams and 40 acres of emergent wetland, (2 of Special State Concern). The forested areas of the park contain potential habitat for forest interior dwelling species with opportunities for expansion and the wetland areas contain rare threatened or endangered plant species.

The terrain includes numerous ephemeral streams, meadows, small tributaries and wetlands. Historically, the entire acreage of the park was cultivated land and evidence of former farming activity is evident in the young woods that characterize the forested areas.

Anticipated future recreational opportunities include low-impact recreation such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, nature observation, fishing and hunting.


Bohemia River State Park Maryland
3864 Augustine Herman Hwy, Chesapeake City, MD 21915, United States



Sunrise to sunset.


$2 per vehicle in-state. $4 per vehicle out-of-state. Buses: $10 per bus (a bus is a vehicle that holds more than 9 passengers.


Contact Details

Phone: (410) 398-1246​

Official Website: Bohemia River State Park Maryland


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