Myrtle Point Park is located in St. Mary's County on the Patuxent River near the Chesapeake Bay. The 192 acres was purchased with Maryland Open Space Program funds in 1997. At the time of the purchase, former Governor Parris Glendening said, "Myrtle Point is one of the most significant undeveloped tracts along the Patuxent River. Rich in history and natural resources, public ownership of this area will provide for public access to the river, creation of a park, and other recreational opportunities where none currently exist."
In addition to the magnificent water frontage and saltwater ponds, the Park provides a habitat for a variety of wildlife and migratory birds. The Park contains numerous historic sites, some dating back more than 9,000 years.