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Pennyfield Conservation Area Boat Ramp

River Access Point

A boat launching ramp for small boats is located at the parking area for Pennyfield Lock. Boats may enter Muddy Branch and go through a stone viaduct under the canal for access to the Potomac.

In 2010, Montgomery County replaced the aging boat ramp with a new concrete ramp, placed stones along the river banks, and created a deep pool downstream from the ramp. The project also added a handicapped accessible parking space. The ramp is mostly used by owners of small flat-bottom mototized hunting and fishing boats, as well as canoes and kayaks.

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Md.-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
9500 Brunett Ave.
Silver Spring MD 20901

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