2020 Maryland Statutes
Natural Resources
Title 5 - Forests and Parks
Subtitle 11 - Public Recreation on Private Land and Land Owned by Local Governments
Section 5-1102 - Purpose and Construction of Subtitle

    (a)    The purpose of this subtitle is to encourage any owner of land to make land, water, and airspace above the land and water areas available to the public for any recreational and educational purpose by limiting the owner’s liability toward any person who enters on land, water, and airspace above the land and water areas for these purposes.

    (b)    This subtitle does not: (1) create a duty of care or ground of liability for injury to persons or property, (2) relieve any person using the land of another for any recreational or educational purpose from any obligation which he might have in the absence of this subtitle to exercise care in using the land and in his activities on the land, or from the legal consequences of his failure to employ care.

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