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Type: Hard | H - Beach | B - Shoreline | S
Park: Shoulder | S - Medium | M - Large | L
Facilities: Camping | C - Primitive Restroom | PR - Improved Restroom | IR - Cold Showers | CS - Phone | P - Hot Shower | HS - Drinking Water | DW - Garbage | G

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Other sources of water access information:
General water access by Maryland County.




Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River Access Guide: Listing of all boat ramps on the Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River. Latest version can be picked up at all Maryland visitor centers. Not all locations have ramps, some are fishing piers only. Be sure to check the listing carefully. These maps are available at all Maryland Visitor Centers, usually behind the reception desk. Ask the attendant for them or you can order here.
Maryland County Boat Ramp and Kayak Ratings

County
Boat Fees
Kayak Fees
My Rating
Comment
Alleghany
Anne Arundel
Yes
Variable
Very few boat launch sites - new program to aggressively expand kayak access - Car Top Launch Program - many kayak friendly launches
Baltimore
None
None
Few sites all urban no kayak ammenities
Baltimore City
Calvert
Yes
Daily $5
Very few launches - Most have fees
Caroline
Yearly $20.00
None
Carroll
Cecil
Yes
Variable
Several free kayak only launch sites
Charles
None
None
Few Sites - no special program
Dorchester
None
None
many ramps (20) all in excellent condition all free
Frederick
Garrett
Harford
Variable
Pay Stations
None
A few ramps - only one kayak friendly
Howard
Kent
3 Day $10.00
Yearly $20.00
Non res $35.00
None
30 launch ramps - Paddle Kent County program - in view of their quota on ramp permits for trailered vessels, the kayak program is very enligjtened
Montgomery
Yes
Yes
Almost no launch sites in this very rich county, but most sites are on the Potomac which has the Federal C&O canal park
Prince George's
Yes
Yearly $10.00
Patuxent River Water trail - Patuxent River park
Queen Anne's
Yes
Daily $10
Yearly $35.00
Non resident
Daily $15
Yearly $60.00
Most absurd ramp policy in the State - expensive, inconvenient and poorly disseminated - when on the Chester use the Kent County ramps instead. When on the Miles use the Talbot ramps.
Saint Mary's
Yes
None if not trailered
Several free sites, kayak specific information on launch sites
Somerset
None
None
10 launch sites - Janes Island Water trail - no county specific program
Talbot
Yearly $20.00
None if not trailered
Fee policy reasonable if a little inconvenient - ramp listings - Two Water Trails Tuckahoe and Choptank - Fee policy poorly disseminated
Washington
Unknown
Unknown
Wicomico
None
None
Ten Ramps
Worchester
None
None
Numerous ramps all free

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

All ramps are free for all boat types

Delaware Department of Natural Resources

Motorboats With In State Registration Free

Motorboats Out of State Yearly $35.00

Kayaks Free

Pennsylvania Game & Fish Commision Ramps

Kayaks $10.00 Yearly permit, $18.00 Two Year permit

New Jersey

Almost all ramps have fees

New Jersey Ramp Listing


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