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Calvert Nature Society

Water Access

The Natural Resources Division provide several locations throughout the county to enjoy the Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay, ponds and streams for fishing, crabbing, boating and overall experience on the water.

Water Trail Adventures in Calvert County, Maryland

The Calvert County water trail guide is available now at sites throughout the county such as Kings Landing Park, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons Boat Ramp, North Beach Welcome Center, Chesapeake Beach Town Hall, parks and Recreation main office, and Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Nature Center.

Calvert County residents can call the Calvert County Natural Resources Division at 410-535-5327 if they would like a free copy mailed to them. For out-of county residents, the guide can be purchased ($3 to cover postage) from the DNR Outdoor Store (

Download a copy of the Water Trail guide (4 MB pdf)


Kayak and Canoes and other hand carried boats

  • Kings Landing Park, 3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown (200 ft. walk to Patuxent River, pier or natural shoreline) No fees.
  • Flag Ponds Nature Park, 1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby (1/2 mile walk to Chesapeake Bay; natural shoreline, no ramp) Entrance fee charged.
  • Nan's Cove, 8081 Broomes Island Road, Broomes Island (direct access to Patuxent River, floating dock) No fees.
  • Lower Marlboro Wharf, 3955 Lower Marlboro Road, Owings (direct access to Patuxent River, floating dock) No fees. NOTICE: 8/24/2019 Due to recent damage, the floating dock is temporarily closed for repairs.

Trailered Boat Ramp

Fishing and Crabbing

A valid Maryland fishing or crabbing license is required. Visit the Maryland DNR web site (external site)

Catch of the Day

Check out the weekly fishing report or Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Upcoming Events on the Water

See all of our events on the main Calendar page

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