Application for Public Landings Parking Permit

View & Print the  Public Landing Guide & Permit Application

PLEASE NOTE: Permits to use Queen Anne’s County’s landings and ramps are actually permits to park at all landing facilities throughout Queen Anne’s County. This permit is now valid for launching boats at Matapeake Pier or a kayak or canoe at Romancoke Pier.

To use any of the public landings, a current permit must be displayed by each vehicle, with or without a trailer, for either the launching of a boat or for general parking.

Annual permits are valid only when displayed on the driver’s side of either the boat trailer tongue or the vehicle rear bumper. Daily permits are valid only when displayed on the windshield facing out. Launching at landings without a ramp is limited to canoes, kayaks and car-top boats.

QAC Public Landing Parking permits can be purchased at the following vendor locations:


  • Angler’s Sport Center…410-757-3442


  • Centreville Outdoors…410-991-8468
  • Draper Brothers…410-758-0340
  • Price & Gannon Hardware…410-758-0730
  • QAC Finance Office…410-758-0414
  • QAC Parks Office…410-758-0835
  • Western Tire & Auto…410-758-2552


    • Chesapeake Outdoors..410-604-0446
    • Island Tackle…410-643-4099


  • JBK Hardware…410-778-9600

Church Hill: 

  • Rhodes Store…410-556-6355


  • Outpost Citgo…410-778-4200


  • Molly’s Place…410-348-9160


  • Blue Heron Golf Course…410-643-5721
  • L&B Marine…410-643-3600
  • Western Tire & Auto…410-643-5572.

Matapeake & Romancoke Piers

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Romancoke Pier

Matapeake and Romancoke piers use the pay and display system in which the on-site machine accepts cash or credit cards and produces a receipt which must be displayed face-up on your vehicle’s dashboard. The entrance fee at Matapeake and Romancoke piers is $2.50 per vehicle per hour. The general Queen Anne’s County Public Landing Permit is also valid at these two sites for the launching of a boat at Matapeake and for the launching of a canoe or kayak at Romancoke. All other visitors who use a parking space for any reason must pay for a parking receipt. Failure to pay and display will result in a $50 citation.

The lighted piers and the adjoining picnic areas are open from sunrise to sunset.

Matapeake Pier & Boat Ramp

Matapeake Pier is located on Route 8, just 3 miles south of Rt. 50 on the right. Highlighting this facility are the 650 foot lighted fishing pier and the 25 foot wide boat ramp. The ramp is open 24 hours a day year round giving the avid fisherman ample opportunity to catch the tide. The pier is open from sunrise to sunset. The 3 acre park and facility have restrooms and a picnic area with grills, also open from sunruse to sunset. Pets are not allowed. Directions: Rt. 50/301 to South Rt. 8, turn right to Marine Academy Drive, turn left into parking area. The entrance fee is $2.50 per hour for one vehicle.

Romancoke Pier & Kayak Ramp

Romancoke Pier is located at the southern end of Route 8 in Stevensville. Fishing and crabbing are the highlights at the pier, which is open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. The small picnic area is open from sunrise to sunset. The entrance fee is $2.50 per hour for one vehicle.

Locations of QAC Public Landings

Directions to QAC Public Landings

Ramp Etiquette

Obtain a Fishing & Crabbing License

Obtain a Fishing & Crabbing License

The above link will take you to Maryland Department of Natural Resources website, the governmental agency that provides recreational fishing and crabbing licenses.