Water Access

The Natural Resources Division provides opportunities for the public to access the water for fishing, crabbing, boating or beach combing.

Water Trail Adventures in Calvert County, Maryland Guide

Guides will be available at sites throughout the county such as Kings Landing Park, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Solomons Visitor Center, Solomons Boat Ramp, North Beach Welcome Center, Chesapeake Beach Town Hall, and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center. Calvert County residents should call the Calvert County Natural Resources Division at 410-535-5327 if they would like a free copy mailed to them. The guide can be purchased ($3 to cover postage) from the SDNR Outdoor Store.

Download a copy of the Water Trail guide (PDF) (4 MB)

Trailered Boat RampWooden dock leading to boat ramp

Kayak and Canoe Launch

  • Group of camp kids behind canoe on bayNEW! Lower Marlboro Wharf
    3955 Lower Marlboro Road, Owings
    (direct access to Patuxent River, floating dock)
    Limited Parking. No fees.
  • Kings Landing Park
    3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown
    (200 foot walk to Patuxent River, pier or natural shoreline)
    No fees.
  • Nan's Cove
    8081 Broomes Island Rd, Broomes Island
    (direct access to Patuxent River, floating dock)
    No fees.
  • Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier
    14195 Solomons Island S, Solomons
    (direct access to Patuxent River, ramp)
    Ramp fee charged.
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park
    1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby
    (1/2 mile walk to Chesapeake Bay; natural shoreline, no ramp)
    Entrance fee charged.
  • North Beach
    9023 Bay Avenue, North Beach
    Rentals available. Beach fees may apply.
  • Chesapeake Beach
    4075 Gordon Stinnett Avenue, Chesapeake Beach
    Rentals available. Ramp fee charged.
  • Jefferson Patterson Park
    10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard
  • Hallowing Point Boat Ramp
    6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick

Fishing and Crabbing

 A valid Maryland fishing license is required for fishing.

Rules and Regulations

Navigation issues and waterways are managed by the State and the US Coast Guard.

Additional Resources