Visit St. Mary's County Maryland

Where the Potomac & the Chesapeake meet

Public Landings

Need a place to launch? We’ve got locations throughout the county to launch boats and kayaks. Get in the water smoothly and start exploring the peninsula’s waterways including the beautiful St. Mary’s River and countless creeks, coves, and inlets.

Visitor Favorite

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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