Get Out On The Water
Here in the Four Rivers Heritage Area, we are lucky to live near all the natural beauty the Chesapeake Bay has to offer, but where can you and your family go to enjoy it? Anne Arundel County has 533 miles of shoreline but a limited number of places for public access.
Here are several places to rent or launch your own cartop craft:
Jonas Green Park
ADDRESS: 1997 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
DESCRIPTION: Paddle or pedal boat rental on-site. Fishing, picnic, restroom and parking available. Across from scenic USNA and downtown Annapolis on the Severn River.
Homeport Farm Park
ADDRESS: 11 Homeport Drive
DESCRIPTION: NOTE that entrance requires visiting the website and getting a gate lock combination: https://www.aacounty.org/locations-and-directions/homeport-farm-park. Car top boat launch area, 150 yards from grassy parking area to boat launch.
Quiet Waters Park
ADDRESS: 600 Quiet Waters Park Road
DESCRIPTION: Visitors center, paddle and pedal boat rentals on site, long carry to water, fishing, restrooms available on the South River. Closed Tuesdays.
ADDRESS: 1001 Carrs Wharf Road
DESCRIPTION: County-owned pier that allows fishing and has a small beach area for car top boat access.
Beverly Triton Park
ADDRESS: 1202 Triton Beach Road
DESCRIPTION: Open from 7 a.m. to dusk, Beverly Triton Park offers cartop boat launches. Dropoffs are within 100 yards of the bay.
Thomas Point Park
ADDRESS: 3890 Thomas Point Road
DESCRIPTION: A $30 monthly parking permit is required (very limited number!), which are sold once a month at Quiet Waters Park. The park offers fishing, hiking, picnic areas and a pavilion.
ADDRESS: 4847 Riverside Drive
DESCRIPTION: Access to water on the West River. Fishing pier, picnic tables, grills, cartop boat launches. Parking is limited to 11 cars.
Shady Side Park
ADDRESS: 1355 East West Shady Side Road
CITY: Shady Side
DESCRIPTION: Car top boat launch between the fences, but no trail; baseball and multi-purpose fields available. Restrooms, concession stand open seasonally.
Rose Haven Memorial Park
ADDRESS: 629 Walnut Avenue
CITY: Rose Haven
DESCRIPTION: Car top boat launch with fishing, picnic areas available. Parking limited to 4 cars.
The Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park is owned by the city of the Annapolis but is maintained by the Annapolis Maritime Museum. It is open to the public dawn to dusk and has just announced that Capital SUP will be offering paddleboard rentals.
Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park
ADDRESS: 7300 Edgewood Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
DESCRIPTION: NOTE: Capital SUP Water Access and paddleboard rentals are located at the entrance at 7314 Edgewood Rd.
Make a splash in the bay this summer with these great public places we all can enjoy!