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Cosca Regional Park

cosca playground 11000 Thrift Road
Clinton, MD 20735

General Information
301-868-1397; TTY 301-699-2544

Clearwater Nature Center
301-297-4575; TTY 301-699-2544

Picnic shelter/Pavilion Reservations
301-699-2400; TTY 301-699-2544

Athletic Field Permits
301-446-6800; TTY 301-699-2544

With over 690 acres located in southern Prince George's County, Cosca Regional Park features both natural, undeveloped areas and land that has been developed for recreational use. The park is located in Clinton, Maryland, near Andrews Air Force Base.


Cosca Regional Park has a number of camping sites that can be rented for private use.  Reservations are required for groups of 6 or more, year-round.  Same-day rentals are allowed for parties with fewer than 6 people.  The fees for these sites are assessed per night based on the pricing structure below.

Small Groups (Fewer than six people):

Seniors Bi-County Residents
Non-County Residents
With Electricity
$13 $15 $23
Without Electricity
$10 $12 $20
Large Groups (6-30 people) *REQUIRES RESERVATION:

Bi-County Residents
Non-County Residents
First 15 people
$30 $45
Each additional person
$2 $3


All rentals must be paid for by contacting the park's general information office.  Payments can be made by cash or check only.


The boathouse rents paddleboats and sells admissions to the Cannonball Train.  It also features a snack bar.

Paddleboats are available for rental during boathouse operating hours--last 1 hour rental leaves at 7pm and 1/2 hour rental leaves at 7:30pm.  Fees do not include tax. 

Bi-County Residents    Non-County Residents   
1/2 Hour 1 Hour 1/2 Hour 1 Hour
2 Seat Boat (per person)  $3 $5 $3.50 $6
4 Seat Boat (per person) $5 $10 $6 $12

General Information Office: Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 3:00 pm


From the Capital Beltway (I-495) South, toward Richmond, Virginia, take Exit 7A South (Branch Avenue/Route 5), toward Waldorf. Make a right onto Woodyard Road. Turn left onto Brandywine Road. Make a right onto Thrift Road. Park is on the right.

From U.S. Route 301 take Route 5 North. Turn left onto Brandywine Road. Turn left on Thrift Road. Park is on the right.

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