Tidal / NonTidal Dividing Lines

Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties

  • Anacostia River: Key points include Northeast Branch Bridge on Alternate Route 1 Bladensburg Road and Northwest Branch Bridge on Rhode Island Avenue.
  • Furnace Branch: Accessible from MD Route 2.
  • Patuxent River: Notable spots are the mainstem bridge on MD Route 214 and tributaries like Lyons Creek on MD Route 4.
  • Magothy River: Catherine Avenue marks a fishing spot.
  • Marley Creek: Located by MD Route 10.
  • Severn River: Bridge on MD Route 3 is a key fishing location.
  • South River and Tributaries: Includes North River on Rutland Road and others.

Baltimore County

  • Big Gunpowder Falls and Little Gunpowder Falls: Both are south of MD Route 7 at the B&O Railroad Bridge.
  • Stansbury Park Pond: Positioned at the base of the dam.
  • Stemmers Run: Accessible from Golden Ring Road Bridge.

Baltimore and Howard Counties

  • Patapsco River: The B&O viaduct at Relay is a notable fishing location.

Calvert County

  • Battle Creek, Fishing Creek, and Hall’s Creek: Various bridges serve as access points for these creeks.
  • Hunting Creek and Island Creek: Notable bridges include MD Route 263 and Ross Road.
  • Mills Creek, Parkers Creek, and Plum Point Creek: Accessible by their respective routes.

Caroline County

  • Chapel Branch, Choptank River, and Fowling Creek: Accessible by MD Route 313 and Stratum Road.
  • Hunting Creek, Marshyhope Creek, and Mill Creek: Located at MD Route 331 and American Legion Road.

Cecil County

  • Big Elk Creek, Bohemia River, and Happy Valley Branch: Key locations include MD Route 213 and Telegraph Road.
  • Octoraro Creek and Principio Creek: Access points include US Route 222 and the Amtrak crossing.

Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties

  • Henson Run, Hoghole Run, and Mattawoman Creek: Bridges on Old Broad Creek Road and MD Route 225 are key spots.
  • Nanjemoy Creek and Tributaries: Accessible by MD Route 6.

Dorchester County

  • Chicamicomico River and Transquaking River: US Route 50 and the dam at Higgins Mill Pond are notable locations.

Harford County

  • Bynum Run, Deer Creek, and Gray’s Run: Key fishing spots include bridges and crossings on MD Route 7 and US Route 40.

Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties

  • Chester River, Herring Branch, and Morgan Creek: Notable spots include MD Route 299 and Wallis Road.

St. Mary’s County

  • Budds Creek, Chaptico Run, and Dynard Run: Accessible by MD Route 234 and MD Route 242.

Susquehanna River

  • Conowingo Dam: Located at US Route 1, a significant fishing location.

Wicomico and Worcester Counties

  • Barren Creek, Beaverdam Creek, and Nassawango Creek: Key spots include US Route 50 Bridge and Furnace Road.

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