Water Access Points

Talbot County is rich with water access points throughout our community. Watermen make their living, pleasure boat users explore the bay, and government agencies utilize our sites to research and preserve our valuable assets. We invite you to use these assets responsibly. Chapter 121: Public Landings

Permit Information


Landing permits may be purchased at any of the convenient locations listed below. Permits may also be acquired by sending us a request with your name, address, and telephone number along with a self-addressed/stamped envelope, and the $45 check or money order (no cash please) and mail to: TCDPR, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601.

Extended Ramp Permits are available for TFL & LCC. Photo ID and copy of TFL or LCC required at time of purchase. First come, first serve. $45

Landing Permit Vendors

Angler's Sport Center

1456 Whitehall Road
Annapolis, MD 21401

Chesapeake Outdoors

1707 Main Street
Chester, MD 21619

Island Tackle Outfitters

1915 Main Street
Chester, MD 21619

Easton Point Marina

975 Port Street
Easton, MD 21601

Shore Sportsman

8232 Ocean Gateway (Rte. 50)
Easton, MD 21601

Talbot County Community Center

10028 Ocean Gateway (Rte. 50)
Easton, MD 21601

Molly's Place

12503 Augustine Herman Highway
Kennedyville, MD 21645

Western Tire and Auto

1406 Main St
Stevensville, MD 21666

Daffin Marine

Rte. 33
McDaniel, MD 21647

Fairbanks Tackle

6108 Main Street
Tilghman, MD 21671

Tuckahoe Sportsman

22145 Shore Highway (Rte. 404)
Denton, MD 21629

Denton Rod & Tackle

10309 New Bridge Road
Denton, MD 21629

Schnaitman Boat Rental

12518 Wye Landing Road
Wye Mills, MD 21679

Drapers Bros

2615 Centreville Road
Centreville, MD 21617

Boat Slip Application

If you are interested in leasing a Talbot County public boat slip, please complete the application below. Once completed please print a copy, sign, and send the application to:

Talbot County Parks and Recreation
Attn: Landings Office
10028 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601

2021 Boat Slip Annual Cost:

  • 40'- $800.00
  • 30'- $750.00
  • 25'- $700.00
Please be advised that public boat slips are in great demand and therefore your name will be placed on a waiting list. Once you obtain a boat slip lease you will have the opportunity to renew it annually.

Rules and Regulations

Valid Talbot County Permits must be displayed when using a Talbot County Public Landing/Ramp for launching or loading a trailered vessel from the water or for parking a trailer at the facility

Permit/Decal must be permanently affixed on the driver's side of the trailer tongue or on the towing vehicle's driver side of the rear bumper:

    • Boat Trailer - driver side tongue, 1ft. from the hitch
    • Vehicle - driver side rear bumper. Permit holder must affix decal to vehicle if permit holder has multiple boats/boat trailers.
  • Carry In–Carry Out Trash Free Facility. Everything you carry in, please carry out with you. The fine for littering is $100.00.
  • All landings are closed between the hours of 11:00 pm and 4:00 am. No trespassing during these hours. Violators will be prosecuted.
  • Vehicles are not to be placed for sale at Public Landings.
  • It is unlawful to block ramps with parked vehicles or vehicle and trailer. No parking at bulkhead. This area is designated for loading and unloading purposes only.
  • Please DO NOT dock boats in loading/ unloading zones.Camping is prohibited at the Public Landings. Open camp fires are prohibited. Please obey all "No Fishing" signs where posted.
  • Please DO NOT leave boats or equipment on Landings. After 5 days all materials will be removed by the Talbot County Landings Office at the owner's expense.
  • There is absolutely no discharging of firearms at the Public Landings at any time.

* Please note there is limited parking at our landing facilities

Waterway Improvements

The Department of Parks and Recreation (TCDPR) manages each of the public landings with assistance from the Department of Public Works each year. During this process of assessing each landing TCDPR establishes a needs list along with repairs that need to be done at our sites.

This process has yielded a strategic plan to improve the landings to provide better public access throughout Talbot County. Part of this plan includes funding each year to maintain and improve these sites. Support from the Department of Natural Resources Waterway Improvement Program allows these facilities to be updated for all those Marylanders who access the Chesapeake Watershed.

Bellevue Landing
Bar Neck Landing
Bay Shore Road
Claiborne Landing - Old Ferry Slip
Covey's Landing
Cummings Creek Landing - Wittman
Dogwood Harbor - Tilghman
Easton Point Landing
Fairbanks Wharf
Kingston Landing
Miles River Bridge
Neavitt Landing
New Bridge Landing - Rte 328
Oak Creek Landing
Sherwood Pier
Skipton Creek
Tilghman Creek - Claiborne
Tonger's Basin
Trappe Landing
Tunis Mills
Villa Road Landing - Glebe Creek
Windy Hill Landing - Bruceville
Wye Landing - Wye Mills