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Site Name Shady Side Park soft access
CountyAnne Arundel
Water BodyParish Creek
Physical Address1355 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side, MD 20764
DirectionsFrom Annapolis: Take Solomons Island Road (Route 2) south to Central Avenue (Route 214). Make left onto Central Avenue (Route 214), go 1.5 miles, turn right onto Muddy Creek Road (Route 468). Go about 12 miles to Shadyside. After passing the Shady Side Post Office make no turns. Turn right onto East West Shady Side Road.
Owner/Manager NameAnne Arundel Dept. of Recreation & Parks
Owner/Manager Phone410-222-7317 or 410-222-7300. TDD 301-261-8036
Owner/Manager Website
Owner/Manager Email 
CommentsShady Side Park is located on Parish Creek which is off from West River. The parking lot is off of Ford Road. There is an area through the fence (near the water) to walk to the cartop boat launch location. There is no designated trail, please walk on the grass to the launch point.
# of Ramps0
# of Ramps ADA0
Ramp Width (Feet)0
Ramp SurfaceNot Applicable
Large BoatsNo
Vessel Size NoteThis site is suitable for launching small, non-motorized vessels only.
Soft LaunchYes
Soft Launch ADANo
# of Piers0
Transient UseNo
Fee Or Permit RequiredNo
Parking Lot TypeGRAVEL
Parking Lot SizeLARGE >20
# of Car Spaces50
# of Car Spaces ADA 
# ofTrailerSpaces 
# of Trailer Spaces ADA0
Turnaround AreaYes
Trash ServiceUnknown
Fuel on siteNo
Questions And UpdatesIf you have a question about this site, contact the owner/manager at 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 should be sent via e-mail to
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