Fishing & Crabbing

For information about fishing and crabbing licenses, visit the Maryland Department of Natural Resources online.

  1. Breezy Point Beach and CampgroundBreezy Point Beach & Campground
    5300 Breezy Point Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
    Phone: 410-535-0259 or 410-535-1600, x2225

    This bay-front park features swimming, fishing, picnicking and seasonal and daily camping. All daily campsites are bay-front. It is the perfect getaway for day trips, a weekend away or a week-long escape. Bathhouse, restrooms and concession stand available. No pets allowed on beach or in campground.
  2. Calvert Cliffs State ParkCalvert Cliffs State Park
    10540 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657
    Phone: 443-975-4360  Email Calvert Cliffs State Park

    Hike through this 1,460-acre wooded state park to the majestic Calvert Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay. Formed over 15 million years ago, the cliffs contain more than 600 species of fossils. Ideal for hiking, picnicking, fishing and fossil hunting. Two-mile walk to the beach. Large tire playground. Information available for pavilion rentals, youth camping or hunting. Limited wheelchair access.
  3. Flag PondsFlag Ponds Nature Park
    1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
    Phone: 410-586-1477 or 410-535-5327

    The park includes sandy beaches, freshwater ponds and views of Calvert Cliffs, along with hiking trails, fossil hunting, observation platforms, wetlands boardwalk, Observation pier and visitors center with wildlife exhibits. Picnic tables and grills are provided. Limited wheelchair access. Reservations are required for groups of 30 or more. Dogs on leash permitted. Hours vary by season.
  4. Hallowing Point Boat RampHallowing Point Boat Ramp
    6904 Hallowing Lane, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Phone: 443-510-9920

    Boat ramp, canoe and kayak launch.

  5. Hutchins PondHutchins Pond
    8409 Mt. Harmony Lane, Owings, MD 20736
    Phone: 410-535-5327

    This small farm was donated by Harry and Grace Hutchins and the pond is stocked with trout by the state of Maryland. Valid fishing license required. All Maryland fishing regulations apply. No fees.

  6. Kings Landing ParkKings Landing Park
    3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639
    Phone: 410-535-2661 or 410-535-5327

    This 260-acre park on the Patuxent River and Cocktown Creek offers a fishing pier, canoe/kayak launch, swimming pool ($), picnic shelters, wetlands boardwalk, horse ring and Tom Wisner Hall for meetings and receptions. Reservations required for groups of 30 or more. Dogs on leash permitted. Hours vary by season.

  7. Lower Marlboro Wharf

    3955 Lower Marlboro Road, Owings, MD 20736

    Lower Marlboro is one of 20 steamboat landings/wharves located in Calvert County. Approximately 36 miles from where the Patuxent meets the Chesapeake Bay, the wharf was once an important mode of transportation for local residents, farms and businesses. Today, the public can fish from the pier and enjoy the view of the Patuxent River. No fees. Limited parking, no facilities and no overnight parking. Wharf open dawn to dusk.

  8. Nans CoveNan's Cove
    Broomes Island Road, Broomes Island, MD 20615
    Phone: 410-535-5327

    Kayak and canoe launch. Open dawn to dusk.

  9. North Beach Public BeachNorth Beach Public Beach
    5th Street and Bay Avenue, North Beach, MD 20714
    Phone: 410-286-3799 or 301-855-6681  Email North Beach

    Event space on upper level pier, lower fishing deck, swimming and boardwalk. Free transient boat slips. Limited wheelchair access. ($)

  10. Solomons Boat RampSolomons Public Boat Ramp and Fishing/Crabbing Pier
    14195 S. Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
    Phone: 410-326-3899 or 410-535-5327

    Boat ramp and launch, fishing and crabbing pier. Restrooms. Bait and tackle are available. Open 24 hours.