Q.A. Co. Public Landing Permit Required
Features: Boat Ramp, Crabbing, Fishing, Restrooms
This 0.65-acre facility on the Chester River has a 14-foot wide boat launching ramp.
Like many of the public landings on the Chester River, Deep Landing was once a busy commercial site where vessels loaded their hulls with agricultural products from the surrounding countryside and delivered them to ports throughout the Chesapeake and beyond. Today, this landing is one of the premier boat ramps on the Queen Anne’s County side of the upper Chester River. The cement ramp is adequate for vessels up to 25 feet. There are strong currents on this stretch of the Chester, so if you are paddling be aware of which way the tide is flowing and plan accordingly. Heading upriver will take paddlers past gorgeous farm country to Crumpton (just over 1.5 miles upstream) and under the Crumpton Bridge before the waters narrow and the shorelines become lined with forests and fringe marshland. Heading downstream, the scenery is dominated by large farms, and the 18th century port of Chestertown is 7 miles distant. This is a popular ramp that gets heavy use during warm weather months. Wheelchair accessible portable toilets are provided year round.