Features: Boat Ramp, Crabbing, Fishing, Restrooms, Slips
Founded in 1794, the town of Centreville is located at the head of the Corsica River, a major tributary of the Chester River. In the 19th century, Centreville was a busy port where agricultural products from surrounding farms were shipped to Baltimore, Norfolk, and ports along the Atlantic coast. Today, Centreville serves as the county seat of Queen Anne’s County. The 1.0-acre public landing here contains a 26-foot cement ramp that is excellent for launching canoes, kayaks, and powerboats. There is parking for about 12 vehicles. Fishing and crabbing are accessible from this location on the Corsica River and permanent restrooms are available for patrons April through November. Paddlers heading upstream will meander through a wooded valley for approximately 1.5 miles before reaching the Corsica’s head of navigation at Millstream Park on Route 213. Heading downstream, the Corsica gradually widens while making its 5-mile journey to empty into the Chester River. The scenery on the Corsica is a mix of residential development, waterfront estates, wooded shorelines, and large farms. There are nice sandy beaches near the tributary’s confluence with the Chester River, and Emory’s Creek (3 miles downstream from Centreville) is a scenic side trip for paddlers.