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Site Name Fort Frederick State Park Soft Launch
Water BodyPotomac River
Physical Address 11100 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, MD 21711
DirectionsFort Frederick State Park is located in Washington County, off Route 70 Exit 12 (Big Pool). Travel one mile east on State Route 56 to the park's entrance.?
Owner/Manager NameMaryland Department of Natural Resources - Park Service
Owner/Manager Phone301-842-2155
Owner/Manager Website
CommentsThe Potomac River runs along the southern edge of the park and can be accessed by a foot path located across from the Beaver Pond parking lot. This site is for non-motorized vessels only. Park hours are 8 a.m. to Sunset, April-October; 10 a.m. to Sunset, November-March. Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.
# of Ramps0
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)0
Ramp SurfaceDIRT
Large BoatsNo
Vessel Size NoteThe term "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
HoursOfOperationVaries by Season
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypeGRAVEL
Parking Lot SizeSMALL <5
# of Car Spaces4
# of Car Spaces ADA0
# ofTrailerSpaces2
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaNo
Trash ServiceNo
Fuel on siteNo
Questions And UpdatesIf you have a question about this site, contact State Park using the phone number provided above. Permit/launch fees can change without notice so this site does not list them. Corrections or updates to the information listed here can be sent via e-mail to
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