Welcome to Maryland's Online Boating Access Guide


This site provides visitors with a resource to locate public boating access facilities including boat ramps and soft landings in the State of Maryland and to obtain basic information regarding those facilities.

The majority of the public boat ramps in Maryland are managed and maintained by the local jurisdictions in which they are located. Fees and permits vary by jurisdiction so contact the local entity before you go.

Click on any jurisdiction on the map below to view the locations of access sites. Then click on the site name to view detailed information including: fees, permits, hours of operation, parking, and contacts.

Susquehanna River Sassafras River Patapsco River Chester River Patuxent River Choptank River and Tuckahoe Creek Nanticoke River Fishing Bay Pocomoke River


Please note that the majority of these public access points were made possible through the State Waterway Improvement Fund which supports the development, use, and enjoyment of all waters of the State of Maryland for the benefit of the general boating public.

The information on this site is always changing and we welcome your input. Submit your comments by e-mail to Lisa.Gutierrez@Maryland.gov or contact the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Facilities and Public Access Planning Division.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Boating Services Unit / Facilities and Public Access Planning Division
580 Taylor Avenue, E-4
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-8778

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