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Site Name Jennings Randolph Lake
Water BodyJennings Randolph Lake
Physical AddressAt the end of Mt. Zion Road, Swanton, MD 21561
DirectionsFrom I-70 west, take exit 1A to merge onto I-68/I-40 west toward Cumberland. Take exit 34 for MD Route 36 north. Left at MD Route 36 south. Right at MD Route 135 (Front Street) west. Left at Mt. Zion Road, drive to the end.
Owner/Manager NameU.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Owner/Manager Phone301-334-9180 (MD DNR); 304-355-2346 (USACE)
Owner/Manager Website
CommentsThere are two access sites to Jennings Randolph lake. The boat launch on the Maryland shore of the lake is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the boat launch on the West Virginia shore of Jennings Randolph Lake. That launch is located along Howell Run, just off West Virginia State Route 46, three miles north of Elk Garden. The Howell Run Picnic Area, Shaw Beach, West Virginia Overlook and Maryland Overlook close daily at 4 p.m. until May when the closing time will be extended to 8 p.m. The Howell Run Boat Launch will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the season. The Robert W. Craig Campground will open for the season May 1. For more information, call the corps park office at 304-355-2346 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. For information on the Maryland Park Service boat launch, call the Herrington Manor and Swallow Falls State Park at 301-334-9180 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
# of Ramps2
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)30
Large BoatsNo
Vessel Size NotePlease note that "large boats" is intended as a general reference to ramp capacity. Generally, vessels less than 16 feet in length are considered small and those greater than 16 feet as large.
Soft LaunchYes
Soft Launch ADANo
# of Piers1
Transient UseNo
Fee Or Permit RequiredYes
Parking Lot TypeUNKNOWN
Parking Lot SizeLARGE >20
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# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces 
# of Trailer Spaces ADA 
Turnaround AreaNo
Trash ServiceNo
Fuel on siteNo
Questions And UpdatesIf you have a question about this site, contact the management agency using the phone number or contact information provided above. Permit/launch fees can change without notice so this site does not list them. Any corrections or updates to the information listed here should be sent via e-mail to
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