A spring or summer day crabbing or fishing is a great way to bring your family together. The following will discuss Anne Arundel County’s hot spots for wholesome outdoor pastimes that can be enjoyed for free or for a small fee.

City of Annapolis

Annapolis maintains a few small waterfront parks, where you can enjoy a peaceful day of fishing and/or crabbing from the shore.

Ellen O. Moyer Nature Park at Back Creek – Covering 12 acres, this park on Back Creek offers a small-boat launch pier, nature trails, and a picnic pavilion.

Truxtun Park – Offering family-friendly amenities, the biggest park in the city is located on Spa Creek.

The following are street-end facilities terminating at the water that typically do not offer restrooms or off-street parking:

  • 1st Street on Spa Creek
  • 5th Street on Spa Creek
  • Acton Cove Park
  • Amos Garrett Park
  • Barbara Neustadt Park
  • College Creek Park
  • Davis Park
  • Horn Point on Chesapeake Avenue
  • Lafayette Avenue on Spa Creek
  • Severn Avenue on Spa Creek.

For More Information: Annapolis Parks & Trails Brochure

Other Annapolis Spots

Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park – There are three piers where crabbing and fishing are permitted, along with a picnic deck.

Jonas and Anne Catharine Green Park – After the Naval Academy Bridge was constructed to span the Severn River, a portion of the old bridge was left intact as a fishing pier. It is a state “free fishing” area, so a fishing license is not required when it’s open dawn to dusk.

Thomas Point Park – Entry for this bayfront park is available only by special permit available through Quiet Waters Park.

Quiet Waters Park – Thought to be the best park in the county, the facility is a venue for many sporting activities, including fishing.

Sandy Point State Park – A Maryland state park located on the Chesapeake Bay at the Bay Bridge’s west end, scenic Sandy Point is well-known for its great fishing and crabbing.

Part 2 will cover the Other Parks of Arundel County for crabbing and fishing.

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