Launching Ramps

1.Foxhole
2.Shall Cross
3.Turner's Creek
4.Betterton
5.Still Pond
6.Green Point
7.Buck Neck
8.Fairlee

9.Tolchester
See Below For Rock Hall Landings
17.Bogles
18.Gray's Inn
19.Skinner's Neck
20.Harringtown
21.Long Cove
22.Shipyard

23.Broadneck
24.Cliff City
25.Quaker Neck
26.High Street
27.Morgnec
28.Riley's Mill
29.Buckingham Wharf
30.Shadding Reach

Rock Hall

10.Spring Cove
11.Haven
12.Gratitude
13.Bayside
14.Sharp Street
15.Green Lane
16.Allen's Lane

Pursuant to bill no. 4-80 enacted into law on july 1, 1980, by the Kent County Commissioners, effective January 1, 1981, an annual permit will be required for all vehicle trailers using the public landings in Kent County.

1.All trailers using the Kent County public landings must have a current sticker located on the trailer tongue, one foot from the hitch on the left side (driver's side).
2. When purchasing a trailer permit, applicant must provide driver's license, trailer tag registration and vessel registration, and if out-of-state resident but own property in Kent County, must provide proof of ownership (such as property tax bill, receipt or deed). Kent County will not replace lost or damaged trailer permit stickers.
3. Park in designated areas only.
4. No admittance between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
5. No camping, campers, or open fires.
6. Do not block ramps.
7. Do not dock in posted areas.
8. No person shall leave equipment or boats on a landing for more than fifteen (15) days.
9. No sunken vessel shall remain for more than five (5) days.
10. Violators of any regulation shall be fined $100.all fines and fees will be used for upkeep and maintenance of the public landings.

Three day permits are available for 3 consecutive days only. The cost is $30 each. They may be obtained from the vendors listed below.

Resident permits (Maryland residents, Kent County, Maryland property owners, and/or persons who have their vessels registered in Maryland) may be obtained from the following vendors.
Maps are available at these vendors.

Cost Of Annual Boat Trailer Permits
Resident - $25.00 (Application Form)
Non-Resident - $60.00 (Application Form)
Three Day Trailer Permit - $30.00 (Application Form)

Send completed application and payment to: 
Kent County Public Works 
709 Morgnec Rd. Chestertown, MD 21620


Permit Sales Locations
  • JBK Hardware
    18 Washington Avenue
    Washington Square Shopping Ctr
    Chestertown, MD
    410-778-9600

  • Kent County Finance Office
    400 High Street
    Chestertown, MD
    410-778-7478

  • Kent County Public Works
    709 Morgnec Road
    Chestertown, MD
    410-778-7439

  • Millington Hardware
    403 Cypress Street
    Millington, MD
    410-928-3118

  • Molly's
    12503 Augustine Herman Hwy.
    Kennedyville, MD 21645
    410-348-9160
  • Pomona Store
    6746 Quaker Neck Road (Route 289)
    Chestertown, MD
    410-778-0932

  • River Rock
    5707 Caroline Avenue
    Rock Hall, MD
    410-778-2561

  • Suds n’ Soda
    1014 Washington Avenue (Route 213)
    Chestertown, MD
    410-778-5077

  • Village Hardware
    5811 Chesapeake Villa
    Rock Hall, MD
    410-639-7014

*Soft Launch Only - Indicates that the landing does not have a concrete ramp. 
Landing has sand/dirt surface to launch kayaks, canoes and small boats by hand.

Landing Name
GPS
Water Depth at Ramp
Type
Facilities
1. Foxhole
N 39˚ 22.457
W 75˚ 49.766
*Soft Launch Only
2. Shallcross
N 39˚ 21.890
W 75˚ 56.340
 
End of
County Road (No Ramp)
3. Turner's Creek
N 39˚ 21.485
W 75˚ 58.983
5'6"
Cement Ramp
Restrooms
Picnic Area
Bulkhead & Pier
(load & unload only)
4. Betterton
N 39˚ 22.253
W 76˚ 03.751
1'8"
Cement Ramp
Restrooms
Transient Slips
5. Still Pond
N 39˚ 19.234
W 76˚ 05.254
 
*Soft Launch Only
6. Green Point
N 39˚ 16.959
W 76˚ 10.081
3'
Cement
Seasonal Portable Toilets
7. Buck Neck
N 39˚ 16.453
W 76˚ 10.112
 
Bulkhead Only  (No Ramp)
Bulkhead
(load & unload only)
8. Fairlee
N 39 ˚ 14.947
W 76˚ 11.827
3'
Cement Ramp
Pier
(load & unload only)
9. Tolchester
N 39˚ 12.908
W 76˚ 14.632
 
End of Road (No Ramp)
10. Spring Cove
N 39˚ 08.903
W 76˚ 14.701
6'
Cement Ramp
Pier
(load & unload only)
Rented Slips
11. Haven
N 39˚ 08.565
W 76˚ 14.756
 
(No Ramp)
12. Gratitude
N 39˚ 08.459
W 76˚ 15.646
 
End of
County Road (No Ramp)
13. Bayside Landing Park
N 39˚ 08.074
W 76˚ 14.899
6'2"

Double Trailer

Cement  Ramp
Bulkhead
(load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
Rented Slips
14. Sharp Street
N 39˚ 07.987
W 76˚ 14.624
 
Pier Only
(No Ramp)
Pier
(load & unload only)
15. Green Lane
N 39˚ 07.837
W 76˚ 14.574
5'5"
Cement Ramp
Bulkead
(load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
16. Allen's Lane
N 39˚ 07.415
W 76˚ 14.588
 
*Soft Launch Only
17. Bogles
N 39˚ 01.937
W 76˚ 12.581
1'7"
Cement Ramp
2 Piers
(load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
18. Gray's Inn
N 39˚ 07.045
W 76˚ 13.537
 
*Soft Launch Only
19. Skinners Neck
N 39˚ 06.610
W 76˚ 12.681
18"
Cement
2 Piers
(load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
Rented Slips
20. Harrington
N 39˚ 06.910
W 76˚ 12.419
 
*Soft Launch Only
21. Long Cove
N 39˚ 06.557
W 76˚ 11.244
4'2"
Cement
Bulkhead & 2 Piers (load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
Rented Slips
22. Shipyard
N 39˚ 09.742
W 76˚ 11.391
4'7"
Cement
(Double Ramp)
Bulkhead
(load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
23. Broadneck
N 39˚ 07.798
W 76˚ 09.413
 
*Soft Launch Only
24. Cliff City
N 39˚ 06.420
W 76˚ 08.529
2'1"
Cement
Bulkhead & Pier (load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
25. Quaker Neck
N 39˚ 07.792
W 76˚ 05.825
2'4"
Cement
Pier
(load & unload only)
Seasonal Portable Toilets
Rented Slips
26. High Street
N 39˚ 12.418
W 76˚ 03.793
 
Bulkhead Only  (No Ramp) 
Bulkhead
(load & unload only)
27. Morgnec
N 39˚ 14.169
W 76˚ 02.184
 
*Soft Launch Only
Fishing Area
28. Riley's Mill
N 39˚ 15.343
W 76˚  02.468
 
*Soft Launch Only
Fishing Area
29. Buckingham Wharf
N 39˚ 14.273
W 76˚ 00.877
 
*Soft Launch Only
 
30. Shadding Reach
N 39˚ 15.088
W 75˚ 52.868
 
*Soft Launch Only

* Soft Launch Only - Indicates that the landing does not have a concrete ramp. 
Landing has sand/dirt surface to launch kayaks, canoes and small boats by hand.


Transient Boat Slip Information:

1. Betterton is the only landing with transient slips. Transient slips are available on a first come, first served basis. There is no charge and transient vessels are only allowed a 24-hour stay.

Rented Boat Slip Information:
1. Slips may be rented at Bayside Landing Park, Long Cove, Quaker Neck, Skinners Neck and Spring Cove Public Landings.
2. There are waiting lists for all rented slips. To be laced on a waiting list you must submit a written request (click here for form). You must own a boat to rent a slip and your boat must either be documented or registered in the state of Maryland.

Landing # of Slips Slip Sizes Services Annual Fee
Bayside Landing Park 24
17
26'-35'
50'
Water/Electric
Water/Electric
$1000
$1200
Long Cove 14
17
6
25'
40'
50'
None
None
None
$300
$600
$600
Quaker Neck 16 25' None $300
Skinners Neck 3
10
25'
40'
None
None
$300
$600
Spring Cove 14 25' None $300



Mooring Buoys:
1. A permit is required for any mooring buoy within the waters of Kent County, Maryland. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 410.778.7439.