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Site Name Bond's Landing - Green Ridge State Forest
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical AddressMertens Ave. (in Green Ridge State Forest), Oldtown, MD 21555
DirectionsFrom I-70 W to I-68 W. Take exit 68 for Orleans Rd, keep left at the fork and follow signs for Orleans Rd S. Left at Orleans Rd NE. Right at Oldtown Orleans Rd SE. Left onto Carroll Rd. Left onto Kesacamp Rd. A sign will show the road to Bond's Landing. Vehicles with 4X4 capabilities can make a right onto Kasecamp Road from Carroll Road. This route is shorter, but involves fording the stream (in season) twice.
Owner/Manager NameMaryland Department of Natural Resources
Owner/Manager Phone301-478-3124
Owner/Manager Website
Owner/Manager Email 
CommentsThis site provides access to a winding section of the Potomac River which is runable year-round except after severe drought. Paddlers travel at approximately 1.5 miles per hour during normal water conditions. Though most of the way is flat, the river must be considered potentially dangerous at all times. River currents are strong, deceptive and unpredictable. A canoe campsite is available on a first-come, first-served basis at Bond's Landing. Paddlers should always be aware of the weather forecast when preparing for a trip. Please report any problem to a Forest Service employee or call Park Watch at 1-800-825-7275 or Natural Resources Police 1-301-777-7771 or 1-800-628-9944.
# of Ramps1
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)0
Ramp SurfaceGRAVEL
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 Piers0
Transient UseNo
HoursOfOperation24 Hours
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypeUNPAVED
Parking Lot SizeSMALL <5
# of Car Spaces 
# of Car Spaces ADA 
# ofTrailerSpaces0
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaNo
Trash ServiceNo
Fuel on siteNo
Questions And UpdatesIf you have a question about this site, contact owner/manager using the phone number or web link 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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