Landings and Piers

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PLEASE NOTE: Permits to use Queen Anne’s County’s landings and ramps are actually permits to park at all landing facilities throughout Queen Anne’s County. This permit is now valid for launching boats at Matapeake Pier or a kayak or canoe at Romancoke Pier.

To use any of the public landings, a current permit must be displayed by each vehicle, with or without a trailer, for either the launching of a boat or for general parking. Annual permits are $35 for Maryland resident and $70 for Out of State; One-Day permits are $10 for Maryland resident and $15 for Out of State.

Annual permits are valid only when displayed on the driver’s side of either the boat trailer tongue or the vehicle rear bumper. Daily permits are valid only when displayed on the windshield facing out. Launching at landings without a ramp is limited to canoes, kayaks and car-top boats.

QAC Public Landing Parking Permits can be purchased at the following locations:  

Locations:                                                                                                                                                                           Hours*
  • Angler's Sport Center 410-757-3442, 1456 Whitehall Road, Annapolis MD 21409                                                 7AM-8PM
  • Centreville Outdoors 410-991-8468, The Wharf on the Corsica River, 101 Water Way, Centreville, MD 21617      8AM-6PM
  • Draper Brothers 410-758-0340, 2615 Centreville Road, Rt. 213 Centreville, MD 21617                                          6AM-9PM
  • Price & Gannon Hardware 410-758-0730, 2448 Centreville Road, Rt. 213 Centreville, MD 21617                         7AM-8PM
  • QAC Finance Office, 410-758-0414, 107 North Liberty Street, Centreville, MD    21617                                    8AM-4:30PM
  • QAC Parks Office 410-758-0835, 1945 4-H Park Road, Centreville, MD  21617                                                7AM-3:30PM
  • Chesapeake Outdoors 410-604-0446, Rt. 50 East, Exit 39B, Chester, MD 21619                                                   5AM-7PM
  • Island Tackle 410-643-4099, 1915 Main Street, Chester, MD 21619                                                                        9AM-7PM
  • JBK Hardware 410-778-9600, Washington Square Shopping Center, Rt. 213 Chestertown, MD 21620                 7AM-8PM
  • Rhodes Store 410-556-6355, 620 Main Street, Church Hill, MD 21623                                                                    6AM-9PM
  • Outpost Citgo 410-778-4200 1921 Dudley Corner Road, Crumpton, MD 21651                                                      7AM-8PM
  • Molly's Place 410-348-9160 12503 Augustine Herman Highway, Kennedyville, MD  21645                                    6AM-9PM
  • First State Sporting Goods, 302-343-9696 825 Halltown Road, Marydel, DE 19964                                              11AM-7PM
  • Blue Heron Golf Course 410-643-5721, 3270 Romancoke Road, Rt. 8 South, Stevensville, MD 21666              7AM-Sunset
  • L&B Marine 410-643-3600, 124 Kent Landing, Stevensville, MD 21666                                                    9AM-Varies by day
  • Western Tire & Auto 410-643-3600, 1406 Main Street, Rt. 18, Stevensville, MD 21666                                          8AM-7PM
  • * Hours may vary depending on season, please use as an guide only - We recommend calling phone number or clicking website to confirm.

Matapeake and Romancoke piers use the pay and display system in which the on-site machine accepts exact cash & coins (no change is given) 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. For customers who plan to leave a car parked for more than 24 hours and choose to pay via the pay machine, we suggest purchasing and displaying multiple entrance receipts on the dashboard noting the additional dates on the receipts. 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.