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Site Name Gary Yoder Soft Launch (Formerly Black Oak Bottom)
Water BodyNorth Branch Potomac River
Physical AddressBlack Oak Road, Rawlings, MD 21557
DirectionsUS-220 south to Black Oak Road. Cross the railroad tracks, take a right and then an immediate left.
Owner/Manager NameMaryland Department of Natural Resources - Fisheries Service
Owner/Manager Phone301-334-8218
Owner/Manager Website 
CommentsThis site is for non-motorized vessels (canoes and kayaks) only. Park in the open, grassy field and carry your boat to the riverbank. Please note that the riverbank can be muddy and slippery and poision ivy is common.
# of Ramps0
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet) 
Ramp SurfaceDIRT
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
HoursOfOperationDawn to Dusk
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypeUNKNOWN
Parking Lot SizeSMALL <5
# of Car Spaces0
# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces0
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
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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