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Allegany County




Battie Mixon Fishing Hole MD Route 51 at Oldtown 33
Cotton Cove Pond Lion’s Park Glendening Recreational Complex in Frostburg 1
Dan’s Mountain Pond MD Route 36 two miles east of Lonaconing 1
Evitts Creek Community Ponds I-68, Exit 46 four miles east of Cumberland 4
Lions Park Pond Frostburg (subject to user restrictions by the city of Frostburg) 1
Orchard Pond MD Route 51 Green Ridge
State Forest
* Rocky Gap Lake
(Lake Habeeb)
I-68, Exit 50 five miles northwest of Flintstone 243
White Sulphur Community Pond I-68, Exit 62 Green Ridge State Forest, 12 miles east of Flintstone 1

Anne Arundel County

Friendship Park Pond Route 778, Friendship 1
Friendship Pond MD Route 176 1
Lake Waterford Route 648 near Severna Park 11
Patuxent Ponds Patuxent Road near Conoways 3.2
Waterworks Park by permit only 1.5

Baltimore County

Avalon Pond (Lost Lake)
Glen Artney Area
within Patapsco Valley State Park, entrance on South St. off MD Rt.1 1
Gwynbrook Community Pond off US Route 140 near Owings Mills 1.3
Hillcrest Pond MD Route 144 at Lansdowne 4
Lake Roland MD Route 139 Baltimore 98.2
* Liberty Reservoir MD Route 26 near Ward’s Chapel 3100
* Loch Raven Reservoir MD Route 146; Dulaney Valley Road 2400
* Prettyboy Reservoir off MD Route 25 and US Route 111, Beckleysville Road 1500

Calvert County

Calvert Cliffs Park Pond Route 4, near Lusby 1
Hutchins Pond off Mt. Harmony Road,
off Route 2, near Sunderland

Caroline County

Chambers Lake MD Route 306 in Federalsburg 6
* Smithville Lake US Route 404 east to Noble Road 40

Carroll County

Bennett Cerf Pond off MD Route 27 within Random House Industrial Park 1
Farm Museum Pond west of MD Route 32 near Westminster 4.7
Lake Hashawha off Rinehart Road 1
* Liberty Reservoir Route 26 near Wards Chapel 3100
North Carroll Community Pond MD Route 30 at Manchester 1.2
* Piney Run Reservoir MD Route 32 near Eldersburg 300
Robert’s Mill Pond east of Taneytown, north of
Route 140
Upper John Owings John Owings Road 0.5
Westminster Community Pond US Route 140 at Westminster 1.3

Cecil County

* Conowingo Reservoir US Route 1 at Conowingo 4000
Elkton Community Pond MD Route 281 east of MD Route 213 1.3
Rising Sun Community Pond MD Route 273 in Rising Sun 1
Stemmers Run Reservoir Stemmers Run Road at
MD Route 282—call
410-356-9272 for permission

Charles County

* Gilbert Run Park
(Wheatley Lake)
MD Route 6; east of Oliver’s Shop 75
Hughesville Community Pond MD Route 5 at Hughesville 1
* Myrtle Grove Lake MD Route 225 near Ripley 23

Dorchester County

Galestown Lake Galestown Road east of
MD Route 313

Frederick County

Brunswick Community Pond US Route 79 at Brunswick House Industrial Park 1
* Cunningham Falls Lake MD Route 77 west of Thurmont 42
Emmitsburg Reservoir
(Rainbow Lake)
Hampton Valley Road near Emmitsburg—Town Permit Required 8
Frank Bentz Memorial Pond MD Route 77 west of Thurmont 2
Gambrill Community Pond US Route 40 near Frederick 1
Libertytown Community Pond MD Route 75 at Libertytown 1
Urbana Community Pond Dixon Road off Route 80 at Urbana 5

Garrett County

Accident Community Pond US Route 219 Accident 1
* Broadford Lake MD Route 135 at Mt. Lake Park 230
* Deep Creek Lake US Route 219, McHenry 3900
* Herrington Manor Lake US Route 219 five miles north of Oakland 44
* New Germany Lake I-68, Exit 22 six miles south of Grantsville 10
Piney Reservoir US Route 40 Alt. north on Piney Run Road east of Grantsville 120
Pleasant Valley Lake MD Route 495 twelve miles south of Grantsville 18
* Jennings Randolph Lake MD Route 135 south on Mt. Zion Road five miles from Kitzmiller on West Virginia Route 46 952
* Savage Reservoir MD Route 135 on Savage River Road 350
* Youghiogheny Reservoir MD Route 42 two miles north of Friendsville 800

Harford County

Bynum Run Community Pond MD Route 22 at Bel Air 1.1
* Conowingo Reservoir Broad Creek Landing and Glen Cove Marina—Darlington, MD 4000
Dublin Dell Community Pond MD Route 136 in Dublin 1
Forest Branch Park Joppatowne, Foster Branch Road 1
Forest Hill Community Pond MD Route 23 at Forest Hill 1.3

Howard County

* Centennial Lake Columbia 50
Lake Elkhorn Columbia 37
Guilford Park Pond MD Route 32 off Interstate 95 0.5
Lake Kittamaqundi Columbia 31
Wilde Lake Columbia 22

Kent County

Millington Wildlife Management Ponds (4) Massey Delaware Line Road,
east of Massey—telephone
410-928-3650 for permission
Sassafras NRMA Pond Kennedyville 2
* Urieville Community Lake MD Route 213 north of Chestertown 35

Montgomery County

Clopper Lake within Seneca State Park 90
* Duckett Reservoir MD Route 198 and US Route 29 Burtonsville 800
Kings Community Pond US Route 355 and MD Route 121 Clarksburg 1
Lake Frank MD Route 115 near Norbeck 54
Lake Needwood MD Route 115 near Norbeck 74
* Little Seneca Lake near Boyds 505
Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Pond 1120 Jackson Road, Silver Spring 5
Pine Lake MD Route 97 near Wheaton 5
* Triadelphia Reservoir off MD Route 650 near Brighton
Temporarily closed to fishing and boating keep up to date on the closure by checking

Prince George’s County

Allens Pond MD Route 197 near Bowie 10
Bowie Town Center Pond off Mitchellville Road, Bowie 8
Cedarville Pond off Cedarville Road in Cedarville State Forest 4
Cosca Lake Thrift Road south of Clinton 11
Duck Pond US Route 193 and Adelphi Road in University Hills Park 1
Governor Bridge Natural Area Pond Governor Bridge Rd, Bowie 8
Greenbelt Lake off Crescent Road in Greenbelt Park 21
Lake Artemesia Branchville Road, Berwyn Heights 38
Laurel Lake Route 1 and Cherry Lane, Laurel 11
Melwood Community Pond MD Route 223, Woodyard Road between MD Routes 4 and 5 1.3
Merkle Ponds Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, off Fenno Road 2
Milltown Landing Pond Patuxent River Park, off Milltown Landing Road 1
Schoolhouse Pond across from County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro 4
Tucker Pond Tucker Road near Oxon Hill 1.4

Queen Anne’s County

* Tuckahoe Lake Rt.404 east to Rt. 480 to
Eveland Rd to Crouse Mill Rd.
* Unicorn Lake MD Route 313 south of Millington 45
* Wye Mills Community Lake MD Route 662 south of
US Route 50

St. Mary’s County

* St. Mary’s Lake MD Route 5, Calloway 250

Washington County

* Big Pool I-70, exit 12 MD Route 56 east of Fort Frederick State Park 88
* Blairs Valley Lake Blairs Valley Road north of Clear Spring 35
Brownsville Community Pond MD Route 67 at Brownsville 1.2
* Greenbrier Lake Greenbrier State Park, US Route 40 near Hagerstown 42
Indian Springs Community Pond Mooresville Road eight miles west of Clear Spring 1.3
Little Pool off MD Route 615 east of Hancock 18

Wicomico County

* Johnsons Lake Isabella Street at US Route 50 to Lake Street 108
* Leonards Mill Lake U.S Route 13 north of Salisbury 30
Powellville Pond MD Route 354 in Powellville 4
Shumaker Lake MD Route 12 in Salisbury 35

Worcester County

Big Mills Lake Big Mills Road west of MD Route 12 10
Moore’s Pond US Route 13 near Pocomoke City 2

Help Save Maryland’s Endangered Hellbenders—Please Do Not Kill

The hellbender is a large, dark, aquatic salamander that can live for more than 30 years and grow to over two feet long. Hellbenders can bite, and their protective coating of slime makes them difficult to handle. If you catch a hellbender on your fishing line, cut the line as close to the hook as possible and let the animal go.

If you have seen or caught a hellbender, we would like to hear from you. Please call the department’s Wildlife and Heritage Service at 410-260-8540.