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River Access Points

There are many river access points along the river. Along the Upper Potomac, boat ramps tend to be smaller but are usually free. Some access points are designed for carrying kayaks and canoes. In the tidal section of the river below Little Falls, boat ramps are larger--for larger boats--but also can be used for kayaks and canoes. Most parks along the river have access points. Several parks and communities along the Potomac have developed water trails that link access points. In the lower Potomac at and below Washington, there are many full-service marinas that will also allow you to use their boat ramp. Click on a marker or choose a site below for details.

Boat Ramps

Abells Wharf Boat Ramp
Algonkian Regional Park Boat Ramp
Allegany County Fairgrounds Boat Ramp
Belmont Bay
Big Run Boat Ramp
Big Slackwater Boat Ramp
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Branson Cove Boat Ramp
Brunswick Boat Ramp
Brunswick Campground Boat Ramp
Bushwood Wharf Boat Ramp
Captain Johns Crabhouse & Marina
Cather Marine
Chaptico Wharf Boat Ramp
Coltons Point Marina
Dargan Bend Boat Ramp
Diamond Teague Park and Boat Ramp
Edwards Ferry Boat Ramp
Elizabeth Mills Riverfront Park
Fifteenmile Creek Boat Ramp
Fletchers Cove
Fort Frederick State Park Boat Ramp
Fountainhead Regional Park Boat Ramp
Four Locks Boat Ramp
Friendship Landing Boat Ramp
Gravelley Point and Roaches Run
Green Ridge State Forest Boat Ramp
Hancock Little Tonoloway Boat Ramp
Hatton Creek
Hoffmasters Marina Inc
Indian Springs WMA Boat Ramp
Jennings Randolph Boat Ramp
Key Bridge Boathouse
Marshall Hall Boat Ramp
Mattingly Park Boat Ramp
McCoys Ferry Boat Ramp
McKimmey Boat Ramp
Monocacy Aqueduct Boat Ramp
Monocacy River Boat Ramp
Nolands Ferry Boat Ramp
Occoquan Regional Park Boat Ramp
Olversons Lodge Creek Marina
Paw Paw Access
Pennyfield Conservation Area Boat Ramp
Pinecliff Park/Monocacy River
Piney Point Recreation Area Boat Ramp
Pohick Bay Regional Park Boat Ramp
Point Lookout Boat Ramp
Point of Rocks Boat Ramp
Riverside Park City of Frederick
Rocky Gap State Park Boat Ramp
Savage River Reservoir South
Seneca Landing Boat Ramp
Shepherdstown Access
Smallwood State Park Boat Ramp
Snyders Landing Boat Ramp
Spring Gap Boat Ramp
St. Inigoes Boat Ramp
St. Marys River State Park Boat Ramp
Swanns Resort
Taylors Landing Boat Ramp
Thompson Boat Center
Upper Monocacy River Boat Ramp
Waugh Point Marina
Whites Ferry Boat Ramp
Wicomico Shores Boat Ramp
Williamsport Boat Ramp


Anacostia Community Boathouse
Aqua-Land Marina
Aquia Harbour Marina
Belle Haven Marina
Bluhaven Piers
Buzzard Point Marina
Cedar Cove Marina
Coan River Marina
Coles Point Plantation Marina
Colonial Beach Yacht Center
Columbia Island Marina
Dennis Point Marina and Campground
Fairview Beach Yacht Club
Fort Washington Marina
Fort Washington Marina Boat Ramp
Goose Bay Marina
Hamptons Landing Marina
Hope Springs Marina
James Creek Marina
Kinsale Harbour Marina
Lake Ridge Park Golf and Marina
Leesylvania Park Boat Ramp
Machodoc Creek Marina at Dahlgren Marine Center
Occoquan Harbour Marina
Port Kinsale Marina
Port Tobacco Marina
Stepps Harbor View Marina
Tall Timbers Vacation Club & Marina
Tyme and Tyde Marina
Washington Sailing Marina
White Point Marina
Willow Landing Marina
Yeocomico Marina and Campground

Canoe & Kayak Access Areas

Anglers Inn - River Access
Breton Bay/Camp Calvert Landing
Buckeystown Community Park
Cacapon Junction Hiker Biker Campsite
Dam No. 3
Dickerson South
Farmington Landing
Gary Yoder/Black Oak Boat Access
Great Mills Canoe Launch
Green Ridge/Town Creek
Harpers Ferry Access
Lander Boat Ramp/Lock 29
Leonardtown Wharf Park
Leopards Mill Hiker Biker Campsite
Little Pool Hiker Biker Campsite
Mallows Bay
McCoole Boat Access
Monocacy Battlefield/Gambrill Mill Access
Mountain Lock 37
Newtowne Neck State Park
Paul Ellis Landing
River Springs Landing
Sandy Hook Access
Southern Park and Pier
St. Marys City Park
Sycamore Landing
Violetts Lock
Westernport Boat Ramp
White Rock Hiker Biker Campsite