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Wootons Landing Park

4550 Sands Road
Harwood, MD 20776
(410) 741-9330

Departments & Hours of Operation

  • Water Access

    Cartop Boat Launch

    • Water access is easy.
    • The put-in area to the Patuxent River is approximately 200-yards downhill from the parking area. The launch site is a small sandy spot that changes with the tide.
    • The park is four miles north of Patuxent Wetlands Park. The winds are calm. The shoreline is mostly wooded prior to the wetlands. The wooded areas are home to many species of trees like willows, birch, ashes, black gum and sycamores. Mumichogs and killifish may be found in the water and waters edge. Many species are very similar to those found in the Patuxent Wetlands Park.
    • A floating pier canoe/kayak launch is available. Citizens can drive down to the river, unload cartop boats and equipment, and park in the parking lot.


  • Gate Access Request Form

    Wootons Landing Park is a gated park with a combination lock. Access to the park is limited due to site conditions and capacity. Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks reserves the right to close the park or restrict access for operational, maintenance, or safety reasons. The gate must be secured immediately upon entering and leaving the park.

    Complete the online form for the combination lock numbers. The combination lock numbers will automatically appear once the submit form button is selected. 

    Combination Lock Numbers Request Form

    • Park open from 7:00 am to Dusk
    • No swimming, camping, or trailers
    • No alcohol, fires, or overnight parking
    • All Trash must be taken with you or placed in trash receptacles, if available.

Map & Directions

From Annapolis, take Route 2 (Solomon’s Island Road) south until you reach the circle. At the circle make a right onto Route 422 (Bayard Road). Go to the end of Bayard Road and take a right onto Sands Road. Go 3/8th of a mile and turn left into the park.