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Matapeake Fishing Pier and Ramp

Admission Fee

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  1. Boat Ramp
  2. Crabbing
  3. Fishing
  4. Grill
  5. Picnic Areas
  6. Pier
  7. Restrooms

STEVENSVILLE - The paving of Matapeake Pier/Ramp is completed and is currently open.   However, we will need to close the parking lot on the Morning of Friday  November 23rd for stripping of the parking spaces.  It should re-open by noon on Friday.

Matapeake Landing includes Matapeake Fishing Pier and Boat Ramp.  An alternative fishing site is Romancoke Fishing Pier. Other nearby boat ramps include Shipping Creek Landing, Kent Narrows Landing and eight other boat ramps in Queen Anne's County. 
 Fishing enthusiasts and boaters are encouraged to check or call Queen Anne's County Department of Parks and Recreation at 410-758-0835 for updates about the status of the Matapeake Landing paving project and general information about public landings.
The paving project is part of an ongoing preventative maintenance effort for county facilities. Matapeake Landing is state-owned property that is leased and managed by Queen Anne's County. The paving project is 100% funded by a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Waterway Improvement Grant. David A. Bramble, Inc. of Chestertown, MD is the paving contractor

For Boat Ramp and Parking:  
Q.A. Co Public Landing Permit Required or a $10 Daily entrance fee receipt from the Pay & Display Machine displayed on dashboard

For Fishing Pier, Picnic Area & Parking:
$10 Daily entrance fee receipt from the Pay & Display Machine displayed on dashboard

Matapeake and Romancoke piers use the pay and display system in which the on-site machine accepts cash or credit cards and produces a receipt which must be displayed face-up on your vehicle’s dashboard. The entrance fee at Matapeake and Romancoke piers is $10 per vehicle for 24 hours. Additionally, the receipt entitles patrons to park at both piers during the 24-hour period which is date and time stamped on the receipt. You may select a receipt time frame of 24 or 48 hours. The general Queen Anne’s County Public Landing Permit is also valid at these two sites for the launching of a boat at Matapeake and for the launching of a canoe or kayak at Romancoke. All other visitors who use a parking space for any reason must pay for a parking receipt. Failure to pay and display will result in a $50 citation.

The lighted piers are open 24 hours daily, although the adjoining picnic areas are open from sunrise to sunset.

Matapeake Pier & Boat Ramp

Matapeake Pier is located on Route 8, just 3 miles south of Rt. 50 on the right. Highlighting this facility are the 650 foot lighted fishing pier and the 25 foot wide boat ramp. The ramp and pier are open 24 hours a day year round giving the avid fisherman ample opportunity to catch the tide, fish at night, first light or all day long. The 3 acre park and facility have restrooms and a picnic area with grills. The picnic area is open from sunrise to sunset; pier and ramp are open 24 hours. Pets are not allowed. Directions: Rt. 50/301 to South Rt. 8, turn right to Marine Academy Drive, turn left into parking area. The entrance fee is $10 per vehicle for 24 hours.