Saltwater boat ramps in Anne Arundel County Maryland

Saltwater
Boat Ramps &
Hand Launches

in
Anne Arundel County, Maryland

 


 

 

Amos Garrett Waterfront Park Hand Launch
At the intersection of;
   Spa Avenue & Amos Garrett Boulevard
   Annapolis, MD 21401

GPS 38° 58'13.64" N    76° 30'03.65" W
( waters edge at launch area )

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The Amos Garrett Waterfront Park hand launch is along the Spa Creek in Annapolis and offers; Soft launch, 125' portage from street & on street parking with respect to driveways and restricted areas. No restrooms at this location. Amos Garrett was the first Moyor of Annapolis.

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Beachwood Park Hand Launch
Closest intersection is;
   Beachwood Park Road & Magothy Bridge Road
   Pasadena, MD 21122
From the above intersection go 2/10ths of a mile, the parking area will be on your right.

GPS 39° 06'25.58" N    76° 32'02.80" W
( waters edge at launch area )

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The Beachwood Park hand launch is along the upper stretches of the Magothy River in Pasadena and offers; Soft launch, portage of 600' from parking area ( wheels are good things ) & parking for about 18 cars. No restrooms at this location.

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Carrs Wharf Hand Launch
1001 Carrs Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037

GPS 38° 53'18.32" N    76° 31'23.41" W
( waters edge at launch area )

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The Carrs Wharf hand launch is along the Rhode River in Edgewater offers; 1 launching lane & seasonal portable restrooms.

Hours are 7:00 a.m. to dusk. Carrs Wharf does not permit swimming, camping, trailers, alcohol, fires or overnight parking. In Anne Arundel County a "cartop" boat refers to a canoe or kayak, although a boat that can be carried on or in a passenger vehicle that can be transported by hand to the water may qualify as a cartop boat.

A fishing pier is on site also.

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Fort Smallwood Boat Launching Ramp
9500 Fort Smallwood Road
Pasadena, MD 21122

GPS 39° 09'45.85" N    76° 29'06.69" W
( waters edge at ramp )

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The Fort Smallwood boat launching ramp along the Patapsco River in Pasadena offers; 2 launching lanes, courtesy docks, paved parking for 46 boat trailers & restrooms.

A fishing pier is on site also.

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Galesville Wharf Hand Launch
4847 Riverside Drive
Galesville, MD 20765

GPS 38° 50'33.68" N    76° 32'23.01" W
( launch area )

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The Galesville Wharf hand launch along West River in Galesville offers; soft launch, picnic areas & portable toilets. Explore areas of the West River, Lerch Creek, South Creek & and many other areas.

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Jonas Green Park Hand Launch
2001 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Annapolis, MD 21409

410-222-6141

GPS 38° 59'43.69" N    76° 29'06.20" W
( launch area )

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The Jonas Green Park hand launch along Severn River in Annapolis offers; soft launch, picnic areas & restrooms. The portage is about 125'. Explore areas of the Severn River, Chase Creek, Round Bay & and many other areas. From this location it is approx. a 1.25 mile on way paddle to the Severn River bridge.
A fishing pier is on site also.

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Loch Haven Hand Launch
At the intersection of;    Loch Haven Drive & Bay View Point Drive
   Edgewater, MD 21037

GPS 38° 55'24.26" N    76° 31'02.81" W
( launch area )

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The Loch Haven hand launch in Edgewater offers; soft launch.
The launch site is about 120' from the parking lot, so a small portage is required. Parking lot holds about 6 cars. No restrooms at this location. Explore the areas of South River, Glebe Bay & Larkington Cove.

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Patuxent Wetlands Park Hand Launch
Closest intersection is;
   Marlboro Road & Main Street
   Lothian, MD 20711
From the above intersection go 4/10ths of a mile on Marlboro Road, to the parking and unloading area.

GPS 38° 48'41.49" N    76° 42'37.93" W
( waters edge at launch area )

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The Patuxent Wetlands Park hand launch in Lothian is along the Patuxent River and offers; parking for about 30 cars and a sandy shallow launch. Seasonal portable toilet. Enjoy a beautiful day exploringthe upper stretches of the river from this location. There is a fishing deck on site also.

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Quiet Waters Park Hand Launch
600 Quiet Waters Park Road
Annapolis, MD 21403

410-222-1777
Open from 7am - Dusk
Closed on Tuesdays

GPS 38° 55'48.86" N    76° 30'33.91" W
( launch area )

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The Quiet Waters Park hand launch along Harness Creek in Annapolis offers; soft launch & restrooms.
The launch site is ¼ mile from the "N" parking lot, so portage is required, remeber to bring the wheels if you have them. Restrooms are located in the Visitor Center. There is a daily vehicle entry fee per vehicle and credit cards are not accepted. Canoe/kayak and paddleboats rental is available seasonally.
Map of Quiet Waters Park

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Rose Haven Memorial Park Hand Launch
626 Walnut Avenue
Rose Haven, MD 20714

410-222-7317

GPS 38° 43'36.12" N    76° 32'14.17" W
( launch area )

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The Rose Haven Memorial Park hand launch along Herring Bay in Rose Haven, Maryland offers; soft launch for kayaks or canoes. The portage from the parking area to the water is about 120'. No restrooms or other amenities at this location, parking area holds about 4 cars.

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Sandy Point State Park Boat Launching Ramp Complex
1100 East College Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21409

GPS 39° 00'46.31" N    76° 24'03.25" W
( center of ramp area )

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The Sandy Point State Park boat launching ramp along the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis offers; 22 launching lanes, courtesy docks, paved parking for 350 boat trailers & restrooms.

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Truxtun Park Boat Launching Ramp
100 Truxtun Park Road
Annapolis, MD 21403

410-263-7973

GPS 38° 58'06.87" N    76° 29'54.40" W
( waters edge at ramp )

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The Truxtun Park boat launching ramp along Spa Creek in Annapolis offers; 2 launching lanes, courtesy docks, gravel parking for 60 boat trailers & restrooms.

Hours of operation are 5 am – 8 pm (all days of the year). $5 per launch payable via Visa/MC/Amex or annual pass only. Cash is accepted Fri., Sat., and Sun. only from 9 am to 3 pm. Pay and display tickets (from fee collection device) must be displayed on front dash of all vehicles that have boat trailers attached. Annual passes may be purchased at either the Annapolis Harbormaster's Office (401) 263-7973 or at the Annapolis Department of Recreation and Parks, call 410-263-7958. There is an ADA parking spot adjacent to the boat ramps. There is also an ADA walkway to an ADA floating "L" dock that can be used to board boats and launch canoes and kayaks. An ADA walkway goes from the ramps to the parking areas. COMMERCIAL USE of ramp or beach area is permitted only with written authorization.

Stated vertical clearance of the Spa Creek draw bridge is 15' when closed. More information here.

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Areas in Anne Arundel County Maryland Includes; Annapolis Neck, Arden on the Severn, Arnold, Beverly Beach, Bristol, Brooklyn Park, Cape Saint Claire, Chestnut Hill Cove, Churchton, Crofton, Crownsville, Davidsonville, Deale, Edgewater, Fairhaven, Ferndale, Fort Meade, Friendship, Galesville, Gambrills, Germantown, Gibson Island, Glen Burnie, Green Haven, Hanover, Harmans, Harundale, Harwood, Herald Harbor, Highland Beach, Hillsmere Shores, Jacobsville, Jessup, Lake Shore, Linthicum, Londontowne, Lothian, Maryland City, Mayo, Millersville, Naval Academy, Odenton, Orchard Beach, Owensville, Parole, Pasadena, Pumphrey, Riva, Riviera Beach, Riverdale, Russett, Selby-on-the-Bay, Severn, Severna Park, Shady Side, Sherwood Forest, South Gate, Sudley, Tracys Landing, Waysons Corner, West River, Winchester-on-the-Severn & Woodland Beach.
 
Saltwater & Brackish Bodies of Water in Anne Arundel County Maryland Includes; Aberdeen Creek, Almshouse Creek, Asquith Creek, Back Creek, Bear Neck Creek, Beards Creek, Blackwalnut Creek, Brewer Creek, Brewer Pond, Broad Creek, Broadwater Creek, Cadle Creek, Carrs Creek, Chase Creek, Cherrytree Cove, Chesapeake Bay, Cheston Creek, Church Creek, Clements Creek, College Creek, Cove of Cork, Cox Creek, Crab Creek, Curtis Creek, Duvall Creek, Fishing Creek, Forked Creek, Fox Creek, Gingerville Creek, Glebe Bay, Glebe Creek, Harness Creek, Hopkins Cove, Idle River, Johns Creek, Lake Ogelton, Lerch Creek, Little Round Bay, Limehouse Cove, Luce Creek, Maynadier Creek, Muddy Creek, Nabbs Creek, Parker Creek, Plum Creek, Popham Creek, Ramsey Lake, Rhode River, Rockhold Creek, Round Bay, Saltworks Creek, Scaffold Creek, Selby Bay, Sellman Creek, Severn River, Smith Creek, South Creek, South River, Spa Creek, Stony Creek, Tracys Creek, Tenthouse Creek, Valentine Creek, Warehouse Creek, Weems Creek, West River, Whitehurst Lake & Whitemarsh Creek.

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