Bridge Closing - MD 213 Over Sassafras River:
Cleaning and painting of the MD 213 drawspan over Sassafras River (at the Kent/Cecil county line) will begin September 19. A public meeting for this project was held on June 11; Visit the SHA website  for the meeting flyer containing project and detour information.

Fishing Locations in Kent County, Maryland

 

Chesapeake Bay

Fishing in the Chesapeake Bay

Northern Coast of Kent County
Betterton to Tolchester Beach

 

Fishing-Kent County

The Chesapeake Bay side of Kent County offers some fine opportunities for fishing and enjoying the beauty of an unspoiled coast line.  Additionally, between Betterton at the mouth of the Sassafras River and Tolchester Beach there are three large creek systems that invite fisherman back into the surrounding countryside.  One of the most peaceful and lovely is Churn Creek which flows into the larger Still Pond Creek near its mouth. It is the resting place of thousands of waterfowl during the spring and fall migrations, and is protected from north and northwest winds by a sandbar at its mouth.  The Still Pond Coast Guard Station is just a short distance north.

For more information about the camps in the local area, click on Camp Fairlee Manor, Camp Tockwogh or Camp Echo Hill.

The symbol indicates a put-in point for kayaks or canoes.  Directions to each from the main road are included below.

Betterton

Betterton ramp and beach are at the end of MD Route 292, also called Still Pond Road.

Still Pond Land

From MD Route 292 northwest of Still Pond, take Bessicks Corner Road southwest toward Still Pond Creek. Turn right onto Still Pond Creek Road. Ramp is on the left.

Green Point Landing

From MD Route 298, turn left onto Newtown Road north of Melitota. After passing St. James Church, turn left onto Green Point Road and proceed to the end.

Buck Neck Landing

From MD Route 298, turn left onto Buck Neck Road just north of Melitota. Proceed to the end.

Fairlee Landing

Leave Fairlee on Bay Shore Road. Turn right onto Fairlee Landing Road at the corner of Camp Fairlee Manor.

Fairlee Creek to Rock Hall Harbor

 

Paddle Kent County - Tolchester Marina and Put-in

To reach the Tolchester Beach put-in if you are traveling from Chestertown, leave MD Route 20 on MD Route 21 in the vicinity of Caulk's Field and proceed to the end of the road. If you are traveling from Rock Hall, leave Rock Hall on MD Route 445 and turn left at the junction of MD Routes 445 and 21.

Rock Hall and Vicinity

Paddle Kent County - Rock Hall and vicinity

Spring Cove Marina

Go north from Rock Hall .7 mile on Route 445. Turn left on Spring Cove Road just before leaving town. Proceed to the "T" and go left.

The Haven

Go to the end of Route 20

Rock Hall Beach

Just before the end of Route 20, turn left onto Beach Road and proceed .2 mile

Green Lane Launch Ramp

Go south out of Rock Hall on Route 445.   After passing Boundary Avenue, turn right onto Green Lane and proceed to the end.

Allen's Lane

Continue south on Route 445 for .2 mile beyond the Green Lane turnoff.  Turn right onto Allen's Lane and proceed to the end.

 

 

Chester River

Lower Chester River and Eastern Neck Island

 

 

Fishing Kent County - Mouth of the Chester River and Eastern Neck Island

The symbol indicates a public landing and/or a put-in point for small craft.  Directions to each from the main road are included below.

Bogle's Wharf Ramp

Go south out of Rock Hall on MD Route 445.  Go across the bridge onto Eastern Neck Island. When the road forks, take the left fork to its end.

Gray's Inn Landing

Go south out of Rock Hall on MD Route 445.   After passing Boundary Avenue, go .8 mile and turn left onto Grays Inn Landing Rd. Proceed to end

Skinner's Neck Ramp

Turn Off MD Route 20 onto MD Route 288E. At the "T", turn right and follow the road to its end. Ramp is on the left.

Herringtown Landing

Turn Off MD Route 20 onto MD Route 288E. At the "T", turn right and follow the road .4 mile, Turn left on Harrington Park Rd. and proceed to the end.

Long Cove Ramp

Turn Off MD Route 20 onto MD Route 288E At the "T", turn left and follow 288E to its end.

Shipyard Landing

Turn off MD Route 20 onto Shipyard Landing Road 1 mile north of Edesville. Proceed to the end.

Broadneck Landing

Leave Chestertown on MD Route 20S for Rock Hall. Turn left off MD Route 20 onto MD Route 446S. Proceed to the end.

Cliff City Ramp

Leave Chestertown on MD Route 289S. Proceed to the end

Quaker Neck Landing

Leave Chestertown on MD Route 289S. Turn left onto Quaker Neck Landing Road .4 mile south of Pomona. Proceed to the end.

 

Upper Chester River

Fishing in the Upper Chester River and Millington Area

 

 

Fishing Kent County - Upper Chester River

The symbol indicates a public landing and/or a put-in point for small craft.  Directions to each from the main road are included below.

In the vicinity of Chestertown, the Chester's shores are lined with private residences; and for nearly a quarter mile below the bridge between Chestertown and Kingstown, the western shore is lined with 18th Century homes, all beautifully preserved. The river above and below Chestertown is broad and the countryside is peaceful and verdant. Farms come down to the water for much of the way in both directions.

High Street

At the light, turn left off MD Route 213 onto Cross Street. Turn left onto High Street. Proceed to the riverfront. See note above.

Morgnec

Take MD Route 291 east out of Chestertown. Immediately after crossing Morgan Creek, look for the fishing area on the left.

Buckingham Wharf

Proceed east on MD Route 291 for .6 miles beyond the Morgnec put-in. Turn right onto Buckingham Road and proceed to the end

Chester River from Chestertown to Millington

 

 

Sassafras River

Fishing in the Sassafras River

Fishing Kent County - Sassafras River

The symbol indicates a public landing and/or a put-in point for small craft.  Directions to each from the main road are included below.

The Sassafras River forms the northern boundary of Kent County.  Unlike the Chester, the Sassafras runs nearly east-west and is substantialy shorter.  Less than a mile beyond the mouth of Lloyd Creek, the Sassafras flows past the resort town of Betteron and into the Upper Chesapeake Bay.

Shallcross Wharf

Just west of the intersection of MD Routes 213 and 444, take Shallcross Wharf Road north. At the fork, bear left and proceed to the end.

Turner's Creek Landing

From MD 213, take MD Route 298 west toward Still Pond. Turn north onto Turner's Creek Road and proceed to the end.