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Potomac 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.

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Potomac River Access Points

Boat Ramps

Abells Wharf Boat Ramp

Algonkian Regional Park Boat Ramp

Allegany County Fairgrounds Boat Ramp

Belmont Bay

Big Run State Park 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

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

Marinas

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

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

Fort Frederick State Park Campground/Boat Ramp

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

Potomac River Guide Interactive Maps

The Lower Potomac

The Potomac Estuary

Mount Vernon to Reagan Airport

Mall Area

Georgetown to Great Falls

Potomac Piedmont

Upper Potomac

The North Branch

Boat Ramps

Monitoring Sites

Bridges and Ferries

Cruises and Charters


Search Potomac Sites

Potomac 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 State Park 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

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

Marinas

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

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

Fort Frederick State Park Campground/Boat Ramp

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