Welcome to Maryland's Online Water Access Guide

This web page provides information on public water access in Maryland. Boat ramps, soft launches and details regarding these sites are included.

The data of this continuously updated interactive map comes from various sources and may load slowly.

The majority of public access sites in Maryland are managed and maintained by the local jurisdictions in which they are located. Fees and permits vary by jurisdiction so it is highly recommended that you contact the local entity before you go.

When the map is done loading you can zoom in or out and optionally navigate using the "Bookmarks". Then just click on a blue dot to view detailed information including: fees, permits, hours of operation, parking, and contacts.

Maryland Water Access Map - Links to interactive map

The information on this site changes frequently and we welcome your input. Comments or updates can be submitted by e-mail to Lisa.Gutierrez@Maryland.gov or sent to: 

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Public Access, Water Trails and Recreation Planning Program
580 Taylor Avenue, E-2
Annapolis, MD 21401