Queen Anne Natural Area

Queen Anne Natural Area is located in what was once Queen Anne, a colonial port town dating back to 1706. This was a major river crossing from Southern Maryland to Annapolis.

The park has over 4 miles of scenic woodland trails for hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders. Fishing is permitted along the river near the old Queen Anne bridge. The river is tidal, so a Chesapeake Bay and Coastal Sport license is required for all anglers 16 and older.

The property also provides access to the river for canoes and kayaks. The site has a floating dock, parking facilities and is a launch site for the Patuxent Water Trail.

People walking through a trail

The river is susceptible to seasonal flooding so visitors are encouraged to check river conditions and plan ahead. Access is restricted


Located near the Patuxent River 4-H Center.
From Route 301 in Bowie, turn onto Queen Anne Road. Go 2.2 miles and turn right at entrance to Patuxent River 4-H Center. Take gravel road to parking area and launch site.

To Fishing Area

From Route 214 in Bowie, turn onto Queen Anne Bridge Road. Go 0.4 miles to stop sign. Proceed 0.3 miles to park entrance.