Welcome to Maryland's Online Water Access Guide


This web page provides information on public water access sites including boat ramps, soft launches and landings in Maryland. The majority of public access sites in Maryland are managed and maintained by the local jurisdictions in which they are located. Fees, permits and regulations vary by jurisdiction so it is highly recommended that you contact the local entity before you go.

This is an interactive map and the data is continuously updated so it may load slowly. When the map is done loading you can zoom in or out and/or navigate using the "Bookmarks". Click on any 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