Black Box Theatre
Indian Head Center for the Arts
4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head
301.743.3040 | www.indianheadblackbox.org
With its 84-seat intimate setting, the Black Box Theatre provides
a professional venue for theater artists and provides structured
programs through which artists in all media can practice both
the craft and business of art.
Charles County Arts Alliance
10250 La Plata Road, United Way Building, La Plata | 301.392.5900
Promotes all the cultural arts with various events, workshops,
and services throughout the county each month, such as Ballet
Arts Academy at the Old Waldorf School, Black Box Theatre
- Indian Head Center For the Arts, Black Leadership Council,
Chesapeake Choral Arts Society, Christ Church Concerts, College
of Southern Maryland Fine Arts Center, Mattawoman Creek Art
Center, Port Tobacco Players, Southern Maryland Concert Band,
and Southern Maryland Carousel Group.
College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center
8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata |301.934.7828
Promotes the College of Southern Maryland’s Fine Arts with
Children’s Theatre, Ensembles, Galleries, Music, Twilight
Performance Series, Ward Virts Concert Series, and Theatre
Mattawoman Creek Art Center
2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury MD | 301.743.5159
www.mattawomanart.org | Open Fri-Sun, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mattawoman Creek Art Center is located at
Smallwood State Park and offers monthly exhibits,
studio rentals, facility rental and a gift shop. Visit
the website for specific exhibit information, programming
workshops, lectures, demonstrations,
films, and seminars with professional artists for
participants of all ages, levels of experience, and
artistic involvement. Public welcome.
9700 Orland Park Rd, Newburg, 20664
Marina 301-259-0572, Campground 301-259-2575
Adjacent to the Harry Nice Bridge, this marina sits in a central location to some of the best rock fishing in the state with excellent large-mouth bass fishing a short distance upstream. There is a single concrete ramp, as well as a protected marina with a ships store and gas pumps. The ships store is an official checking station for stripers, and has fishing tackle and accessories for anglers.
Hours: The ramp is open 24 hours a day with a $ launch fee. An honor box is available to deposit the ramp fee if the ships store is closed. The ramp has been closing in December and reopening the first week of March. Route 301, on the right just before Harry Nice Bridge
Captain John's Crab House & Marina
16215 Cobb Island Road, Cobb Island, 20625
Captain John's Restaurant in Cobb Island has a single concrete ramp and limited parking. Boaters must park at roadside after launching. Ramp fee. Route 301 travel east on Route 257 (Rock Point Road) to Route 254 (Cobb Island Road). Follow Route 254, on the right just before the bridge.
Chapel Point State Park
Chapel Point Road, Port Tobacco, 20677
This little out of the way ramp has a very scenic setting and is ideal for car toppers, canoes or kayaks-- no trailered boats allowed. Located on the beautiful and historic Port Tobacco River, the ramp is simply a low spot in the shoreline with a sand and gravel launch. No launch fee, parking is limited, gravel road to ramp. Route 301 to La Plata, take Route 6 West (Port Tobacco Road) left yield onto Chapel Point Road. Follow Chapel Point Road to park entrance on right (gravel road) and follow signs to the ramp.
4705 Friendship Landing Rd, Nanjemoy, 20662
Tucked about midway on the Nanjemoy Creek, four miles from the main stem of the Potomac River, this ramp is idea for power boaters seeking a sheltered launch site. It offers easy access to the river or the great fishing in a wonderful tidal creek where bass, white perch, yellow perch, and catfish abound. For the kayaker, canoeist or small boater this creek offers miles of scenic marshes which abound with wildlife. The winding creek has many high banks offering protection from strong winds and nesting sites for Bald Eagles. The ramp is adjacent to deep water and has a pier to aid in boarding. No launch fee, and the ramp and dock are also designed as a free fishing zone. No fishing license is required by shoreline and pier anglers. The paved parking area accommodates 14 vehicles and trailers, including handicap access. Because of the limited facilities, fishing tournaments of any kind are prohibited at this ramp. This is a trash free park, take out what you bring. Route 6 West from La Plata to Ironside. Turn left onto Route 425, to a left onto Friendship Landing Road. The road ends at the ramp.
Gilbert Run Park
Wheatly Lake, Dentsville, 20646
301-932-1083 or 301-932-3470
Open seasonally. Within this scenic wooded parkland are hiking and nature trails, picnic areas (grills and tables), picnic pavilions, playground areas, fishing piers, and a boat ramp (electric motors only, please). The main attraction is a 60 acre fresh water lake which affords fishing, pedal boating, rowboating and canoeing. Fishermen are able to catch bass, bluegill, trout and catfish.. Fishing supplies, fishing licenses and concessions are available. Gilbert Run Park is located 8 miles east of La Plata on Route 6.
Goose Bay Marina & Campground
9365 Goose Bay Lane, Welcome, 20693
Located in a sheltered bay, Goose Bay is a privately owned, full service marina and campground located on the Port Tobacco River at the confluence with the Potomac River. It has three boat ramps for launching, as well as a ships store and restrooms. Launching fee and parking fee for additional vehicle. Take Route 6 West from La Plata for approximately seven miles. Turn left onto Blossom Point Road and follow the signs (beware of the many speed bumps.)
Hatton Creek Ramp
13135 Hatton Creek Road, Newburg, 20664
This is a no-fee, single–ramp, shallow water (not recommended for boats larger than 17') access to the Wicomino River, a tributary of the Potomac River. It's a great area for rockfish, spot, white perch, croaker and crabs, and and an ideal kayak launch. The parking area accommodates 12 vehicles and trailers. This is a Charles County Park facility with no launch fee. From Route 301, travel east on Route 257; in Issue make a left onto Hatton Creek Road. Follow to the end.
1005 Marshall Hall Road, Bryans Road, 20616
The Marshall Hall Ramp is a double-wide concrete ramp with pier located on the main stem of the Potomac River just west of the town of Bryans Road. No launch fee with ample parking available. Indian Head Highway (Route 210) in Bryans Road. West to the dead end at the ramp.
Mattingly Park Ramp
Mattingly Avenue, Indian Head, 20640
This ramp, with pier, is located along deep water in Mattawoman Creek. The boat ramp is maintained by the Town of Indian Head and is part of Mattingly Park. The ramp can best be described as adequate and is most often frequented by bass boaters and small boat owners. There is a ramp fee honor box at the rampside. Parking is available for approximately 15 vehicles. Follow Indian Head Highway (Route 210 South) to the end of the road, about 18 miles from the Washington Beltway. Turn left onto Mattingly Ave to the ramp.
Port Tobacco Marina
7536 Shirley Blvd, Port Tobacco, 20677
Located in historic Port Tobacco, one of Maryland's oldest towns, this marina offers three ramps and fuel. There is a ramp fee and seasonal hours of operation. Take Route 301 to La Plata and turn West on Route 6. Follow Route 6 West for three miles to Shirley Blvd. Turn left on Shirley Blvd and follow the signs for approximately one mile to the marina.
Route 257, Issue
Scenic view of Potomac River, a playground, picnic areas, ball fields, tennis courts, basketball court and fishing pier.
Shymansky's has a single ramp located in quiet waters near Cobb Island with easy access to the Wicomico and Potomac Rivers. To reach from Route 301, travel East on Route 257 (Rock Point Rd) to Route 254 (Cobb Island Rd). Follow Route 254 to Shymansky's, on the left just before the bridge. Boat Ramp and restaurant
Sweden Point Marina
Smallwood State Park, Marbury,
Located just one mile from the main stem of the Potomac River, Sweden Point hosts many bass tournaments. The marina has six boat ramps and piers to facilate launching. There is a daily ramp fee, and a season pass is available. A park fee is collected at the gate on weekends and holidays from April – October. Many park amenities are available. Take Route 301 to Route 225 West in La Plata and left onto Route 224 and follow signs to the parks. From Route 210, take Route 225 East in Indian Head to right onto Route 224 and follow signs to the park.