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Discovery Village

4804 Atwell Road
Shady Side, MD 20764
(410) 222-7317

Park Amenities

  • Park is open one hour before dawn and close at dusk
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cartop Boat Launch
  • Water Access (Parish Creek and West River)
  • Boat Ramp

    Park open one hour before dawn and close at dusk
    NOTICE TO BOATERS: Please be safe. Boaters launching at Discovery Village should be aware that there are low hanging power lines at the entrance gate to the parking lot and at the ramp. Make certain that your mast or other elevated equipment will not make contact with the power lines. Please exercise due diligence.

    • Single lane boat ramp with boarding piers
    • Space for 38 tow vehicles and trailers
    • Located off Parish Creek on the West River
  • Cartop Boat Launch
    • Canoe and kayak boat launch site.

Map & Directions

From US-50 take exit 22 for MD-665 toward Riva Road/Aris T Allen Boulevard. Continue onto MD-665 East and take the right lane to MD-2/Solomons Island Road ramp to Parole/Edgewater. Turn right onto MD-2 Solomons Island Road (signs for Edgewater) and continue for 2 miles. Turn left onto MD-214 East/Central Avenue and turn right onto MD-468 East for 11 miles. Follow Snug Harbor Road to Atwell Road.