Welcome to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Angler Access map. This map is designed to help you find new fishing spots in Maryland.

  • Click a point to retrieve more detailed information about that site, including a link to Google Maps with directions.
  • Select the Search tab to narrow down sites to match specific criteria.

Please note that this tool is for guidance purposes only and the information contained within does not supersede any official regulations enforced by the owner of a site. Be sure to pay attention to all parking, fishing, and other signs if you visit a location. If you are unsure about any regulations, contact the site's operating agency for more information.

Be aware that some of these sites have no designated parking area. If you must park on the side of the road, please exercise caution when exiting and entering your vehicle.

This webmap will be updated as necessary. If you find incorrect information, wish to recommend a site, or are experiencing any issues using this tool please contact us with your concerns.

The data and information on Maryland’s public boat ramps and soft launches was compiled from state and local sources. This data is maintained by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Public Access, Water Trails and Recreation Planning Program.
This map only lists ramps that are appropriate for fishing use. All others have been excluded. For the full listing of public boat ramps and soft launches in Maryland visit Maryland's Online Water Access Guide.

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New layers!
Fishing black bass in tidal rivers can be challenging unless you know the river really well. To help anglers identify good spots for black bass fishing, the department is making available annually updated maps showing where black bass are caught during the department's fall surveys and digitized maps from older editions of Fishing in Maryland wherein black bass charter boat guides have identified good fishing spots for black bass. These map layers, while specific to black bass, also help identify fishing spots for other structure oriented, freshwater fishes. These layers are off by default; click the Map Layers tab to turn them on.
Click on a site to retrieve specific information about it.
Use this tool to search for locations matching your desired criteria. All fields are optional.

License Type:
Must Have Boat Ramp:
Must Have Shoreline Access or Pier:
Must ADA Parking Spaces:

Species Type:
Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Striped)Black Drum
Brown BullheadCarp
Chain PickerelChannel Catfish
Red DrumSnakehead
Spanish MackerelSpot
SunfishTiger Muskie
White CatfishWhite Perch
Yellow Perch

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