Lakes in Maryland


From trout fishing to touring the Chesapeake Bay in a skipjack, Maryland offers myriad opportunities for fun on the water. According to the state's official tourism website, it has an astounding 109 attractions that are sure to appeal to water lovers.

The Central Region offers not only boating and water sports, but also fishing, especially in and around the city of Annapolis. And in Western Maryland, there's Deep Creek Lake, the state's largest boating and fishing lake. In Southern Maryland, tourists may learn about the Bay's history at the Calvert Marin Museum on Solomon's Island, sail by Historic St. Mary's City from Colton's Point Marina or charter a boat from any one of the area's numerous marinas. The Eastern shore has even more harbors, marinas and water touring opportunities than the south. Cambridge Lady Tours, for instance, offers narrated historical trips on the water, such as "The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway" tour.


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Featured lakes in Maryland


Lake Habeeb

Maryland's Lake Habeeb is located in Rocky Gap State Park in Allegany County. The 243-acre lake offers year-round recreational activities, including boating, camping, and fishing for trout, catfish, bass and panfish. A fishing permit is required.

Raymond Pond

Raymond Pond, sometimes called Ray's Pond, is located in Dorchester County, Maryland, almost 10 miles from Cambridge. Raymond Pond is a favorite haunt of fly fishers, and it is home to healthy populations of white perch, northern pike and crappie.

Saint Marys Lake

Southern Maryland's St. Mary's Lake is located in St. Mary’s River State Park at the northern end of the St. Mary's River watershed between the cities of Leonardtown and Great Mills. A popular fishing spot, the lake contains a variety of fish, including largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, chain pickerel and crappie. It has several boat launch ramps. A hiking trail circles St. Mary's Lake. Picnic tables, a playground, restrooms and a large parking lot are nearby.

 

Popular Maryland lakes

Blackwater Pond
Deep Creek Lake
Goose Pond
Johnsons Pond
Lake Habeeb
Lake Nirvana
Lake Waterford
Leonard Pond
Liberty Lake
Little Savanna Lake
Loch Raven Reservoir
Mendinhall Lake
Prettyboy Reservoir
Raymond Pond
Rocky Gorge Reservoir
Saint Marys Lake

 

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