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Site Name Williamsport
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical AddressWest Salisbury Road (River Bottom Park), Williampsort, MD 21795
DirectionsFrom I-81 take exit 1 for MD-68 toward Williamsport/Boonsboro. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Williamsport/C & O Canal and merge onto MD-63 north/MD-68 west/N Conococheage St. Left at West Salisbury St, go over the bridge to the access site.
Owner/Manager NameThe Town of Williamsport
Owner/Manager Phone301-223-7711
CommentsThis access point requires driving over a narrow bridge that is only 9.5' wide. A second parking lot is available. Williamsport is located at milemarker 99.8 of the C&O Canal Towpath and is directly up river from Dam #5 which is a river hazzard. Boaters must exist the River at this point. Public access to the Potomac River is limited between Westernport and Big Slackwater due to dams near these locations.
# of Ramps1
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)30
Ramp SurfaceCONCRETE
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 LaunchNo
Soft Launch ADANo
# of Piers0
Transient UseNo
HoursOfOperationDay Light
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypePAVED
Parking Lot SizeLARGE >20
# of Car Spaces8
# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces6
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaYes
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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