Quiet Waters Park

600 Quiet Waters Park Rd,
Annapolis, MD 21403
Great for Portraits & Events
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The history of Quiet Waters Park dates back to the 1930s, when the park was originally used as a picnic area. In the 1950s, the park was acquired by Anne Arundel County and was developed into the park we know today. Over the years, Quiet Waters Park has undergone numerous renovations, including the addition of a playground, a beach, and several hiking trails. Today, Quiet Waters Park is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Maryland and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

One of the most popular areas within Quiet Waters Park is the scenic beach. The beach is perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. Visitors can also rent paddle boats or kayaks to explore the park’s serene lakes. For those who prefer to stay on land, there are several hiking trails that offer stunning views of the park and its surroundings.

Another popular area within Quiet Waters Park is the playground. The playground is designed for children of all ages and offers a variety of play equipment, including swings, slides, and a sand pit. The playground is surrounded by picnic tables, making it the perfect spot for a family picnic.

For those who enjoy the great outdoors, Quiet Waters Park offers several hiking trails. These trails range from easy to moderate in difficulty, making them accessible for visitors of all fitness levels. The trails offer a variety of scenic views, including forests, meadows, and lakes.

In addition to its scenic beauty, Quiet Waters Park also offers several amenities for visitors. There are several picnic areas throughout the park, as well as a concession stand that serves snacks and drinks. The park also has several restrooms and a first-aid station.

Quiet Waters Park is open year-round, with varying operating hours depending on the season. In the summer, the park is open from 6:00 AM to dusk. In the winter, the park is open from 8:00 AM to dusk. Visitors are encouraged to check the park’s website for the most up-to-date operating hours.

Quiet Waters Park

600 Quiet Waters Park Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:
Other Costs:
$6 per car


Event Bookings:
Distance to Service Area Center:
11.71 miles
Location Type:
Best from:
Year Round

Parking info:

There are numerous parking options throughout the park depending where you intend to hold your session. The most popular location to park for portrait sessions is in the lot next to the Blue Heron center, which provides quick access to the terraced garden and a short distance from the gazebo.

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