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
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.
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