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Site Name Newtowne Neck State Park soft access
CountySt. Mary's
Water BodyPotomac River/Brenton Bay/ St. Clements Bay
Physical Address2600 Newtowne Neck Road, Compton, MD
DirectionsTake Route 5 towards Leonardtown. Turn right at the light at the intersection of Route 5 and MD-243 and follow the road for three miles. The soft launch is on the left near the entrance to the park.
Owner/Manager NameMaryland Dept. of Natural Resources / Park Service
Owner/Manager Phone301-872-5688
Owner/Manager Website
Owner/Manager Emailpointlookout.statepark@
CommentsThe park has a natural surface (sand) canoe and kayak access point that is located in a protected cove. Two, primitive, paddle-in campsites were added in 2018. See the park website for more informaton. The park also has access to seven miles of undeveloped shoreline, much of it sandy beach, for fishing and wading.
# of Ramps0
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet) 
Ramp SurfaceSAND
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
HoursOfOperationSunrise to Sunset
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypeGRAVEL
Parking Lot SizeMED 5 -20
# of Car Spaces10
# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces0
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaYes
Trash ServiceNo
Fuel on siteNo
Questions And UpdatesIf you have a question about this site, contact the owner/manager by using the phone number or web link provided above. Permit/launch fees can change without notice, so they are not listed on this site. Updates or edits to the information provided above can be sent via e-mail to
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