Category Archives: Recreation and Sports

Shymansky’s Marina and Seafood

16320 Cobb Island Rd, Cobb Island, MD 20625
Phone: 301-259-2221

Shymansky’s has a single ramp located in quiet waters near Cobb Island with easy access to the Wicomico and Potomac Rivers. To reach from Route 301, travel East on Route 257 (Rock Point Rd) to Route 254 (Cobb Island Rd). Follow Route 254 to Shymansky’s, on the left just before the bridge. Boat Ramp and restaurant

Port Tobacco Marina

7536 Shirley Blvd, Port Tobacco, 20677
Phone: 301-870-3133 • www.porttobaccorestaurant.com

Located in historic Port Tobacco, one of Maryland’s oldest towns, this marina offers three ramps and fuel. There is a ramp fee and seasonal hours of operation. Take Route 301 to La Plata and turn West on Route 6. Follow Route 6 West for three miles to Shirley Blvd. Turn left on Shirley Blvd and follow the signs for approximately one mile to the marina.

Goose Bay Marina and Campground

9365 Goose Bay Lane, Welcome, MD 20693
Phone: 301-934-3812 • www.goosebaymarina.com

Located in a sheltered bay, Goose Bay is a privately owned, full service marina and campground located on the Port Tobacco River at the confluence with the Potomac River. It has three boat ramps for launching, as well as a ships store and restrooms. Launching fee and parking fee for additional vehicle. Take Route 6 West from La Plata for approximately seven miles. Turn left onto Blossom Point Road and follow the signs (beware of the many speed bumps.)

Captain John’s Crab House and Marina

16215 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, 20625
Phone: 301-259-2315 • https://www.cjcrab.com

Captain John’s Restaurant in Cobb Island has a single concrete ramp and limited parking.  Boaters must park at roadside after launching. Ramp fee.  Route 301 travel east on Route 257 (Rock Point Road) to Route 254 (Cobb Island Road). Follow Route 254, on the right just before the bridge.

Aqualand Marina

9700 Orland Park Rd, Newburg, 20664
Marina Phone: 301-259-0572
Campground Phone: 301-259-2575

Adjacent to the Harry Nice Bridge, this marina sits in a central location to some of the best rock fishing in the state with excellent large-mouth bass fishing a short distance upstream. There is a single concrete ramp, as well as a protected marina with a ships store and gas pumps. The ships store is an official checking station for stripers, and has fishing tackle and accessories for anglers.

Smallwood State Park

2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury, MD 20658
Phone: 301-743-7613  •  www.dnr.state.md.us
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Located on a Potomac River tributary, the 628-acre park features a marina, boat launch, camping, tournament level bass fishing, the Mattawoman Creek Art Center and Smallwood’s Retreat, home of Revolutionary War General William Smallwood.

Mattingly Park Ramp

105 Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, 20640
Phone: 240-375-4061
www.townofindianhead.org

This ramp, with pier, is located along deep water in Mattawoman Creek. The boat ramp is maintained by the Town of Indian Head and is part of Mattingly Park. The ramp can best be described as adequate and is most often frequented by bass boaters and small boat owners. There is a ramp fee honor box at the rampside. Parking is available for approximately 15 vehicles. Follow Indian Head Highway (Route 210 South) to the end of the road, about 18 miles from the Washington Beltway. Turn left onto Mattingly Ave to the ramp.

Gilbert Run Park

Playground at Gilbertt Run Park

13140 Charles Street, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Phone: 301-932-1083 • 301-932-3470
www.charlescountyparks.com

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Open seasonally.  Within this scenic wooded parkland are hiking and nature trails, picnic areas (grills and tables), picnic pavilions, playground areas, fishing piers, and a boat ramp (electric motors only, please).  The main attraction is a 60 acre fresh water lake which affords fishing, pedal boating, rowboating and canoeing.  Fishermen are able to catch bass, bluegill, trout and catfish.  Fishing supplies, fishing licenses and concessions are available.  Gilbert Run Park is located 8 miles east of La Plata on Route 6.

Chapel Point State Park

Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, 20677
Phone: 301-743-7613
www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/chapelpoint.html

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This little out of the way ramp has a very scenic setting and is ideal for car toppers, canoes or kayaks– no trailered boats allowed. Located on the beautiful and historic Port Tobacco River, the ramp is simply a low spot in the shoreline with a sand and gravel launch. No launch fee, parking is limited, gravel road to ramp. Route 301 to La Plata, take Route 6 West (Port Tobacco Road) left yield onto Chapel Point Road. Follow Chapel Point Road to park entrance on right (gravel road) and follow signs to the ramp.