Water Access

NOTICE: No walk-ins allowed when park gates are closed.

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

Mobile Map Now Available

Water Access & Local Amenities: A mobile friendly map will help paddlers, anglers, and others who enjoy the water discover other amenities found around the different water access locations. This includes restaurants, accommodations, heritage sites and other sites to continue their exploration of Calvert County . 


The #PatuxentChallenge is a fun way for families and individuals to explore the Patuxent River. Activities include hiking, kayaking, fishing, historic sites, and picnicking . Read more...

Water Trail Adventures in Calvert County, Maryland Guide

Guides are 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

Fishing and Crabbing

 A valid Maryland fishing license is required for fishing. The parks do not sell fishing licenses.

Please check the Maryland Fisheries Page for more information on licenses.

Rules and Regulations

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

Additional Resources