Anchorages

Boating and Anchorages 

Rock Hall is a unique destination for visitors from all over the world who enjoy boating. Since the town is right on the Chesapeake Bay, there are many opportunities to get on the water and enjoy the water-oriented experiences. Kayaks and small boats are available to rent for a day and larger boats are available for bare-boat chartering and captained bay cruises.

Rock Hall is considered to be the ideal home port for pleasure boaters. Its sheltered marinas, deep water, and almost instant access to the bay, have made it a comfortable location to slip away from it all. Kent County Parks and Recreation offers thirty-nine boat slips available for rental through the County Public Landings Office.

Visitors by Boat are welcome to tie up at our Bulkhead located in the Rock Hall Harbor by Channel Markers Marker 12 and 14.  Our Watermen use the bulkhead area on the East side of Channel Marker 14 for the purpose of on and off loading equipment and catch seven days a week. Please be mindful of this and keep your vessel on the West side of Channel Marker 14 & the “Oyster Man” statue situated at the edge of the bulkhead.  This bulkhead is shared for docking of our visitors and our working boats. Please be courteous and limit your stay to not more than 24 hours so others may use this public docking opportunity. Bring your own lines and know that you are responsible for making your boat fast and safe. You are responsible for your vessel, passengers and belongings.

Public water access, landings, and boat ramps are available in and all around Rock Hall. 

If you are interested in learning to sail or having your children take sailing lessons, feel free to contact The Maryland Sailing School or RHYC Sailing School for more information.

Anchorages

The Upper Chesapeake Bay is known for its easily accessible boat anchorages, popular by both sailors and power boaters alike. Swan Creek is one of the most beautiful and protected anchorages on the Bay and is located on the North side of the town of Rock Hall.  It is minutes from restaurants, shops and marinas and has been consistently awarded Best Anchorage on the Northern Bay by Chesapeake Bay Magazine.

South of Rock Hall, along the Chester River, are several popular anchorages such as Grays Inn Creek,  Cacaway Island, a wide anchorage on Lankford Creek, the beautiful Corsica River, and the quiet Davis Creek which is located near a marina.  

Heading North out of Rock Hall, Tolchester Beach, Fairlee Creek, Still Pond, and Worton Creek are all convenient and lovely anchorages.  Still Pond, while a shallow anchorage has been voted "Best of the Bay" by Chesapeake Bay Magazine.  In Worton Creek you’ll find 3 marinas and a restaurant.

There are also numerous anchorages on the Western shore within a short cruise of Rock Hall; we recommend you consult a cruising guide and chat with folks in Rock Hall about their favorite places to gunk hole or spend an afternoon.