Public Water Access to fish, kayak or paddleboard

Are you looking for public water access to fish, kayak or paddleboard?

Tilghman Island offers her guests a variety of ways to get near to or out on the water and let’s face it….that’s what we are all here for.

Check out our Tilghman Island Water Trail Guide for kayak and canoe enthusiasts.

Go to Maryland Department of Natural Resources License Portal to purchase a fishing our crabbing license. You can download it right to your smart device.

You can download the 2019 MD Fishing Regulations PDF here.

Tilghman Island offers miles of scenic shoreline, quiet coves, great fishing from shore and pristine wildlife areas and all of it is open to the public if you know where to access it. There is even an annual kayak race around Tilghman Island. The island is 3 miles long and about a mile wide. The race is for strong paddlers only. There is also a shortened version of the race for the less accomplished kayakers. Race details can be found here.

Check out the individual location pages to see what they each have to offer.

Did you know that The Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project is just to the Northwest of Tilghman Island and boasts one of the most diverse bird populations to be found on the Bay. You can reach the project from Tilghman Island by small boat when the weather is nice but remember..don’t go ashore. Not only is it government property but it’s an active construction site with dangerous equipment working to rebuild the island to the 1896 footprint. Why? Check it out here.

Note- Please be safe. Remember to check your safety gear, your boat and the weather forecast prior to getting underway from Tilghman Island. While being in remote locations is great for enjoying nature, it also means that there may not be help near by. Plan and pack to be self-sufficient and remember a waterproof case for your cell phone. Enjoy the water around Tilghman Island.