Marinas, Boat Ramps & Docks

A permit is required for boats launched via trailer at Caroline County-managed public landings. Permits are not required for ramps located within the Town of Federalsburg or Maryland State Parks. For more information on obtaining a permit, download the Caroline County Public Landing Guide here, visit or call 410-479-8120.


Boat Ramps & Public Launches Requiring Trailer Permits

Listed below are public boat launching locations that require Trailer Permits. You may launch a kayak or canoe from your car or truck with no fee.

Choptank Marina
21843 Water Street, Preston
Choptank Marina includes a public boat ramp, 70 mooring slips with electric and water, a septic pumping station for boat holding tanks, restroom facilities, a soft-landing area for paddlers, picnic tables, and an auxiliary parking area. Find out more here.

Christian Park
26401 Red Bridges Road, Greensboro, MD
Christian Park is an undeveloped linear stream valley facility located on the upper Choptank River. The area is also known locally as “Red Bridges” in reference to the name of the park access road. There are a few picnic tables and parking is on a sandy lot. It is a popular fishing spot for spring perch runs and a kayak and canoe launching point. Boat ramp permit fee does not apply for non-trailered marine vessels. Find out more here.

Crouse Park
5 Crouse Park Road, Denton
Park amenities include a public boat ramp, a picnic pavilion, shoreline access for public fishing, basketball court, walking trails (compacted stone dust surface) along the natural shore line. There is parking for boat trailers and vehicles. Find out more here.

Ganey’s Wharf
7139 Ganey’s Wharf Road, Preston
Ganey’s Wharf amenities include a public boat ramp, accessible fishing pier, floating dock, portable restrooms, a small shaded picnic area, and a soft landing for paddlers. Access to the Choptank River is just below the starting point of the Tuckahoe River. Find out more here. 

Greensboro Boat Ramp
222 E. Sunset Avenue, Greensboro
Located on the upper Choptank river, this site features a public boat ramp, picnic shelters, a floating public fishing dock, portable toilets and parking. Find out more here. 

Hillsboro Boat Ramp
21929 Main Street, Hillsboro
Located on the upper Tuckahoe River, amenities include a public boat ramp, parking, a picnic table and a small fishing dock. Find out more here.

Stoney Point Landing
10104 Tuckahoe Road, Denton
This is an undeveloped public landing off Tuckahoe Road that accesses the Tuckahoe River. Find out more here.

Two Johns Landing 
Two Johns Road, Preston, MD
This is an undeveloped public landing site to the Choptank River located at the end of Two Johns Road off of route 16 within the residential sub-division of Two Johns Landing. Find out more here. 


Boat Ramps & Launches that DO NOT require Permits

Federalsburg Marina Park
South Main Street, Federalsburg
Federalsburg Marina Park features small marina area and public boat ramp, along with 2 large picnic pavilions, 3 lighted outdoor basketball courts, a playground, walking trails and a splash pad. Find out more here.

Martinak State Park
137 Deep Shore Road, Denton, MD
Martinak State Park has a boat launch and a pier allow for easy accessibility to the waterways. They also have a new kayak launch. Canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are also available for $15 an hour. To get out on the water, visit the Nature Center on weekends (Friday through Sunday) from 9am – 5pm. During the week, call the Ranger at 410-490-4901. Find out more here.

Northwest Fork Dock Park, Federalsburg –  ADA Canoe and Kayak Dock 
Federalsburg’s ADA compliant canoe and kayak dock is located in downtown Federalsburg and is free for all to use. This dock was specifically designed to provide individuals with disabilities access to the Marshyhope. There is another dock that provides access for larger vessels adjacent to this dock. 

Tuckahoe State Park Soft Landing
Cherry Lane Pavillion, Tuckahoe State Park
Tuckahoe State Park has a soft launch where you can put in your kayak, canoe or paddleboard and explore the 60 acre lake and upper reaches of Tuckahoe Creek. Canoes, single kayaks and tandem kayaks are available to rent on a first-come, first-serve basis. During the week, go to the park office (12282 Eveland Roa​d, Ridgely) from 9am-5pm. The lakefront boathouse is open most weekends Memorial Day through Labor Day for rentals.Canoes/kayaks are $15​/hour (cash or check).