Talbot County29761 Bolingbroke Point DriveTrappe, MD 21673
Dorchester CountyOff of Route 50Limited parking available. Information about additional parking can be found here. Cambridge MD 21613
Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park consists of approximately 25 acres of park property including about one mile of trails. The trails and shoreline are open from sunrise to sunset. The Dorchester side of the fishing pier is open from 7 a.m. - sunset everyday except Christmas. The Talbot side of the pier is open from 7 a.m. - sunset every day except Christmas and is also closed from January 1st - March 31st. The piers are quite popular because of the variety of fish that can be caught including perch, striped bass, croakers, sea trout, and catfish. The pier adjoins Sailwinds Park via the walkway under the bridge. On July 22, 2009 the Board of Public Works approved re-naming The Choptank River Fishing Piers to Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park in honor of Bill Burton, a reporter, writer and fisherman who has for more than 50 years chronicled outdoor opportunities for Maryland citizens. Mr. Burton was instrumental in preserving the bridge for a fishing pier when the new bridge was constructed. The consumption of alcohol at the Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park is prohibited.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)