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 listed by jurisdiction.

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.

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.

There is an interactive GIS version of this map.

Somerset County Worcester County  Wicomico County Dorchester County Talbot County Caroline County Queen Anne's County Kent County- Cecil County Harford County Baltimore County Baltimore City Anne Arundel County Calvert County St. Mary's County Charles County Prince George's County Howard County Carroll County Montgomery County Frederick County Washington County Allegany County Garrett County

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