Boat Ramps & Kayak Launches

During your visit to our relaxing waterside community, we hope you take time to fully experience the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle. We promise an unforgettable experience and wish you happy discoveries as you "catch our drift" and experience all the great things Calvert County has to offer.Map showing Calvert County's proximity to DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis 

Mileage

Washington, D.C. - 36 miles
Annapolis, MD - 29 miles
Baltimore, MD - 53 miles
Richmond, VA - 111 miles
Philadelphia, PA - 150 miles
Pittsburgh, PA - 270 miles
New York, NY - 230 miles

Explore our calendar of events and itineraries below to learn more and plan your visit!

If you are interesting in bringing a group tour to Calvert County, contact us at 410-535-4583 or info@choosecalvert.com.

Trailered Boat Ramps

Hallowing Point Boat Ramp overlooking the water

Hallowing Point Boat Ramp
6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410-535-3382 or 301-855-1748

Boat ramp, canoe and kayak launch.              
Hallowing Point Boat Ramp Website

Boats on the water at Rod N Reel

Rod ‘N’ Reel Marina West
4055 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 410-257-4392

Offering first-class facilities and do-it-yourself capabilities that any boater will truly appreciate, the Rod 'N' Reel Marina West is a Chesapeake Beach landmark. Both annual and transient slips are available, along with a picnic area and pump-out facilities. Marina store available. Mean water level is 4-5'. Available amperage is 15, 20 and 30. Kayak and canoe launch is available.    
Rod 'N' Reel Marina West Website

Solomons Boat Ramp

Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing/Crabbing Pier
14195 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-3899 or 410-535-5327

Boat ramp and launch, fishing and crabbing pier. Restrooms. Bait and tackle are available. Open 24 hours.                  
Solomons Boat Ramp and Pier Website


Kayak, Canoe, and SUP Launches 

Beach at Flag Ponds

Flag Ponds Nature Park
1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-586-1477 or 410-535-5327

Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards or similar hand-carried vessels only. There is a one-half-mile walk from parking lot to beach. Natural shoreline. Hours vary by season. No ramp. Park entrance fees apply.              
Flag Ponds Nature Park Website

Hallowing Point Boat Ramp overlooking the water

Hallowing Point Boat Ramp
6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Phone: 410-535-3382 or 301-855-1748

Boat ramp, canoe and kayak launch.            
Hallowing Point Boat Ramp Website

Aerial view of the water at Jefferson Patterson Park

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-8538  Email Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

Nearly 70 archaeological sites on the property reflect more than 8,000 years of human occupation. Included are a visitor center, exhibit barn, gift shop, hiking trails, a re-created Indian Village and canoe/kayak launch. Also on the grounds is the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory. Call about scheduling a tour of the facility.              
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum Website

Kayakers at Kings Landing

Kings Landing Park
3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639
Phone: 410-535-2661 or 410-535-5327

Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddleboards or similar hand-carried vessels only. Launch 300 feet from parking lot. Fixed pier. Hours vary by season. No fees.                  
Kings Landing Park Website


Image of dock and kayak launch overlooking the water at Lower Marlboro Wharf

Lower Marlboro Wharf 
3955 Lower Marlboro Road, Owings, MD 20736

Lower Marlboro is one of 20 steamboat landings/wharves located in Calvert County. Approximately 36 miles from where the Patuxent meets the Chesapeake Bay, the wharf was once an important mode of transportation for local residents, farms and businesses. Today, the public can fish from the pier and enjoy the view of the Patuxent River. No fees. Limited parking, no facilities and no overnight parking. Wharf open dawn to dusk.
Lower Marlboro Wharf Website

Woman Kayaking

Maryland Kayak Outfitters
935 Planters Wharf Road, Lusby, MD 20657
410-231-4664

Maryland Kayak Outfitters offer a full day of fun on beautiful St. Leonard Creek. All kayak equipment is supplied including PFD, fish finder, handheld marine radio and safety equipment. Rent a pedal drive kayak and bring your own gear, or rent the kayak and a rod and reel. (kayaks cannot be taken to other bodies of water). Optional add-on fishing guide service includes tackle, guided photography excursions and scenic tours in kayaks.                        
Maryland Kayak Outfitters Website

Family on a boat

Megalodon Adventures Charters
P.O. Box 332, Port Republic, MD 20676
Phone: 410-474-0396

Paddle a few miles inland on Parker’s Creek and enjoy one of the most pristine and picturesque watersheds remaining on the Western Shore of the Chesapeake. Explore the secluded shallows of Slaughter Creek on the Eastern Shore while you photograph nesting Ospreys and stately Bald Eagles. Experience the beautiful beaches of uninhabited islands like James Island in the mouth of the Little Choptank River. Limited numbers of kayaks are available for rent.                        
Megalodon Adventure Charters Website

Nan's Cove Kayak and Canoe launch

Nans Cove
Broomes Island Road, Broomes Island, MD 20615
Phone: 410-535-5327

Kayak and canoe launch. Open dawn to dusk.                          
Nans Cove Website

Boats on the water at Rod N Reel
Rod ‘N’ Reel Marina West
4055 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Phone: 410-257-4392

Offering first-class facilities and do-it-yourself capabilities that any boater will truly appreciate, the Rod 'N' Reel Marina West is a Chesapeake Beach landmark. Both annual and transient slips are available, along with a picnic area and pump-out facilities. Marina store available. Mean water level is 4-5'. Available amperage is 15, 20 and 30. Kayak and canoe launch is available.
Solomons Boat Ramp

Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing/Crabbing Pier
14195 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-3899 or 410-535-5327

Boat ramp and launch, fishing and crabbing pier. Restrooms. Bait and tackle are available. Open 24 hours.
Solomons Boat Ramp and Pier Website