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:

  • Angler's Sport Center 410-757-3442, Annapolis MD
  • Centreville Outdoors 410-991-8468, Centreville, MD
  • Draper Brothers 410-758-0340, Centreville, MD
  • Price & Gannon Hardware 410-758-0730, Centreville, MD
  • QAC Finance Office, 410-758-0414, Centreville, MD
  • QAC Parks Office 410-758-0835, Centreville, MD
  • Chesapeake Outdoors 410-604-0446, Chester, MD
  • Island Tackle 410-643-4099, Chester, MD
  • JBK Hardware 410-778-9600, Chestertown, MD
  • Rhodes Store 410-556-6355, Church Hill, MD
  • Outpost Citgo 410-778-4200 Crumpton, MD
  • Molly's Place 410-348-9160 Kennedyville, MD
  • First State Sporting Goods, 302-343-9696 Marydel
  • Blue Heron Golf Course 410-643-5721, Stevensville, MD
  • L&B Marine 410-643-3600, Stevensville, MD
  • Western Tire & Auto 410-643-3600, Stevensville, MD

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.