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Public Lakes & Ponds

The use of boats or motors on ponds and lakes is subject to local restrictions. Consult with local authorities before making your trip. * Designates locations with boat ramp facilities.

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 2

* 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 2.3

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 2

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

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 15

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 3.7

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 800

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

Ewing Pond Park

MD 18 Grasonville 3

Terrapin Pond

MD 8 and Bateau Dr. Stevensville 4

* Tuckahoe Lake

Rt.404 east to Rt. 480 to Eveland Rd to Crouse Mill Rd. 43

* Unicorn Lake

MD Route 313 south of Millington 45

Whitemarsh Park Pond

MD 213 Centreville 3

* Wye Mills Community Lake

MD Route 662 south of US Route 50 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

Allen Pond

Allen Rd. Allen 10

Colburn Mill Pond

S. Division St. Salisbury 10

* 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

Newtown Park Pond

US 13 and US 113 Pocomoke City 7

Shad Landing State Park Pond

Within Shad Landing Area US 113. Snow Hill 1

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.