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Point Lookout State Park, Civil War Museum & Lighthouse

11175 Point Lookout Road, Scotland, MD 20687

38.06745 -76.33775

(301) 872-5688

Located at the tip of St. Mary's County, Point Lookout combines a rich history with recreation options. This is one of the state's most popular parks.…

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Abell’s Wharf

21620 Abell's Wharf Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.26022 -76.64495

(301) 863-8400

Route 5 to Route 244 to Breton Beach Road to Abell's Wharf Road - Landing with boat ramp and pier. Ample parking is available at this…

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Bushwood Wharf

36803 Bushwood Wharf Road, Bushwood, MD 20618

38.28385 -76.80476

(301) 863-8400

Route 242 to end of Route 239 - Landing with boat ramp and pier. It's a lovely drive to a beautiful spot. Quade's Store is nearby,…

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Camp Calvert Landing

22530 Camp Calvert Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.28406 -76.62936

(301) 863-8400

Route 5, end of Camp Calvert Road - Canoe and kayak launching only; minimal parking. Public landings are open from sunrise to sunset.  Things to Keep…

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Cape St. Mary’s Landing

27290 Holly Lane, Mechanicsville, MD 20659

38.41813 -76.62083

(301) 863-8400

Route 235 to Route 472 to Holly Lane in Mechanicsville. Landing with boat ramp for motorized boats and parking. Landings are open from sunrise to sunset.…

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Chaptico Wharf

23975 Old Chaptico Wharf Road, Maddox, MD 20621

38.32635 -76.83241

(301) 863-8400

Route 234 to Route 238 to the end of Chaptico Wharf Lane - Landing with boat ramp and pier. Public landings are open from sunrise to sunset.…

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Clarke’s Landing

Clarke's Landing Road, Hollywood, MD 20636

38.34153 -76.50381

(301) 863-8400

MD Route 235 to end of Clarke's Landing Road - Small landing with boat ramp and minimal parking. Public landings are open from sunrise to sunset.…

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Forrest Landing

44600 Forrest Landing Road, Hollywood, MD 20636

38.3545 -76.53264

(301) 863-8400

Route 235 to Sotterley Road to Forrest Landing Road - Landing with boat ramp and pier. Public landings are open from sunrise to sunset. Things to…

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Fox Harbor Landing

16490 Dunbar Lane, Ridge, MD 20680

38.11982 -76.38903

(301) 863-8400

Route 5 to Wynne Road to Fox Harbor Road to end of Dunbar Lane Ridge. Landing with pier; minimal parking. No fishing or crabbing at this…

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Great Mills Canoe & Kayak Launch

20228 Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, MD 20634

38.23726 -76.4983

(301) 863-8400

Route 5, Great Mills (near the post office) - Canoe/kayak launch only. Public landings are open each day from sunrise to sunset. Things to Keep in…

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Greenwell State Park Landing

25420 Rosedale Manor Lane, Hollywood, MD 20636

38.37031 -76.52029

(301) 373-9775

Accesssible canoe/kayak launch. For more information on Greenwell State Park, please see the Greenwell State Park listing.

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Leonardtown Wharf Park

22510 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.2863 -76.6386

(301) 475-9791

Boat tie-ups, canoe/kayak launch, and rentals (kayak & SUP rentals available via Patuxent Adventure Center at Port of Leonardtown Park). Restrooms, no overnight boat facilities.

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Paul Ellis Landing

37385 Paul Ellis Road, Avenue, MD 20609

38.25268 -76.78626

(301) 863-8400

Route 242, end of Paul Ellis Road - Community landing with a pier and minimal parking. Things to Keep in Mind: Landings are closed between sunset…

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Piney Point Landing

17139 Piney Point Road , Piney Point, MD 20674

38.13819 -76.50057

(301) 863-8400

Route 5 to Route 249 - Landing with double boat ramp and pier. Things to Keep in Mind: Landings are closed between sunset and sunrise; with…

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Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Park Canoe/Kayak Launch

44701 Lighthouse Road, Piney Point, MD 20674

38.13697 -76.52855

(301) 994-1471

Route 5 to Route 249 to Lighthouse Road, on Piney Point Lighthouse Museum grounds - Canoe/kayak launching only. Open during Museum hours of operation. 

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Port of Leonardtown Park/Mcintosh Run

23190 Newtowne Neck Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650

38.30382 -76.65703

(301) 475-9791

Park, pavilion, walking paths, and canoe/kayak launch along Mcintosh Run. Site of Port of Leonardtown Winery and Patuxent Adventure Center (kayak rentals).

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River Springs Landing

37250 River Springs Road, Avenue, MD 20609

38.25177 -76.78819

(301) 863-8400

Route 242, end of River Springs Road - Landing with pier, minimal parking. Traditionally used as a waterman's pier. Things to Keep in Mind: Landings are…

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St. George’s Island Landing

16036 Thomas Road, St. George Island, MD 20674

38.10824 -76.46913

(301) 863-8400

Route 5 Route 249 to Thomas Road. Landing with pier; minimal parking. The landing shares space with crab pots and old boats of a nearby seafood…

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