Boating Studies, Reports and Plans


DNR Boating Services produces plans, reports and studies in an effort to address and/or explore issues that affect recreational boating in the state. State funded public boating facilities, access sites, and public navigation channels make up the boating infrastructure of the State and are essential to marine trades, the boating industry, waterfront communities and businesses, tourism, and commercial watermen. Boating contributes up to $2 billion to the state’s economy.

Here are some of the recent publications produced by DNR Boating Services:




  Maryland Recreational Boating and Fiscal Analysis Study (2013);









  Waterway Improvement Capital Programs, Benefits, Needs, and Opportunities:
  A Response to the 2011 Joint Chairman's Report (2011);









  Maryland's Recreational Boating and Infrastructure Plan (2005)






Chesapeake Bay Hotline

Call 1-877-224-7229

to report any of the following

  • Boating accident or reckless activity
  • Fish kill or algal bloom
  • Floating debris that poses a hazard to navigation
  • Illegal fishing activity
  • Public sewer leak or overflow
  • Oil or hazardous material spill
  • Critical area or wetlands violation
  • Suspicious or unusual activity