Solomons Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier

Boat launch under bridgeperson putting boat in water at boat launch

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 is open 24-hours.

Ramp will be staffed and fees collected Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend from 5am to 9pm.

Fees may be collected at other times when the ramp is staffed.

The Boat Ramp operations may be suspended by the County for special events, such as Solomons Power Boat Races (mid-September) and Patuxent River Appreciation Day (mid-October.)

Amenities

  • Comfort stations. Open April 1 through November 1.
  • Tack and Bait Shop. Open during staffed hours above.
  • 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 Season 
Registered Vessels - First Vessel$10$35
Senior Citizens - Age 65 or older - First Vessel$5$25
Kayaks, canoes, and similar watercraft on one (1) trailer- First Vessel $5$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.