Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier

The Solomons Boat Ramp is operated by the Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing Center, under a contract with the Board of Calvert County Commissioners.

Hours of Operation

The Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier are open 24-hours, daily, year round.

Fees will be collected when the ramp is staffed. Daily and  Permits can be purchased from the Tackle Shop at the Boat Ramp. 

Operations may be suspended by the County for maintenance & repairs, as well as special events.


  • Comfort stations. Open April 1 through November 1.
  • Tack and Bait Shop. Open during staffed hours . Call to confirm: 410-326-3899
  • Fishing and Crabbing Pier. Open 24 hours. A Chesapeake Bay & Coastal Sport fishing license is required for those 16 years of age and older.

Ramp Fee Policies

Current Ramp FeesDaily Yearly
Registered Vessels $10$35
Senior Citizens - Age 65 or older $5$25
Kayaks, canoes, and similar watercraft on one (1) trailer- First Vessel $10$35
Kayaks, canoes, and similar watercraft on one (1) trailer- Second Vessel $5$15

  • Yearly permit is valid for the calendar year.
  • There is no launch fee for kayaks, canoes, or similar watercraft if they use the designated launch area for hand-carried boats and do not block access to the boat ramp.
  • Rates are subject to approval by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
  • Vessels owned by the County, State, or Federal governments or agencies will be permitted to launch without paying the launch fee.
  • There is no fee to use the fishing pier.