|Location||Tidal water fishing/crabbing at Dundee Creek Marina
Gunpowder Falls State Park, Baltimore County, 410-592-2897
|Access||Dundee Creek Marina is located off of Graces Quarters Road, one quarter mile past the Hammerman area entrance to Gunpowder Falls State Park. From I-95 take exit 67A for Route 43 east. Follow this road (also known as White Marsh Boulevard) to Route 40 east.
Turn right at the first traffic light onto Ebenezer Road. Follow Ebenezer Road for 4.5 miles where it becomes Graces Quarters Road. The entrance to the marina will be on your right. The marina provides boat access to the creek. There is also a bank fishing area on Dundee Creek at the end of Graces Quarters Road.
|Suitable For Families?||Yes|
|Hazards/Restrictions||Anglers aged 16 and over need a Maryland Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing license. Be aware of upcoming storms, strong winds, large waves and deep water, which can be hazardous to small boats. Check the Maryland Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing Guide for current creel limits and size.|
|Potable Water||Water and restrooms are available at the marina store.|
|Natural Features||This inlet off of the Gunpowder River is a brackish marsh. The banks hold emergent aquatic vegetation such as cattail and non-native phragmites. The Dundee Creek is unusual in its abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation, which makes great habitat for fish spawning. Anglers may spot muskrat, and many species of shorebirds, or marsh birds such as red-winged blackbirds, osprey, herons and terns.|
|Rentals/Services||The Dundee Creek Marina Store provides snacks, bait, tackle, gas and souvenirs. The marina also provides 14-16 foot boat rentals, motor rentals, wet and dry slip rentals and a launching ramp. Call the store for current hours of operation at 410-335-9390. Other stores and services are located along the Route 40 corridor.|
|Other Points of Interest||The Hammerman Area of the park provides a guarded swimming beach with flatwater kayak, windsurfing and catamaran rentals, picnic areas and pavilions, ball fields and playgrounds. Other tidal water fishing opportunities nearby include North Point State Park and the Susquehanna River and Flats from Susquehanna State Park. Other boat ramps in this vicinity are located at Marriner Point Park in Joppatowne. Trout fishing is available nearby in the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls.|
|Other Accommodations||Hotels/motels are available in Edgewood and Perry Hall.|
|Service Charges or Permits||A fee is required for the Maryland Sportfishing License and the rockfish stamp. Both can be purchased at the Bel Air Regional Service Center or some area sporting goods stores. A $10 service fee is collected per launch at the Dundee boat ramp. Season discount passes are available. Service charges are incurred for renting boating/fishing equipment at Dundee Creek Marina.|
|Description||This brackish marsh provides shallow and deepwater tidal fishing opportunities. Anglers will catch a variety of species in these waters, including large mouth bass, striped bass (rockfish), yellow perch, white perch, catfish, bluegills and sunfish. Crabbing is also available in these waters. Check the regulations in the Maryland Sportfishing License Guide.
A special bank fishing area is located on Dundee Creek, just past the marina at the end of Graces Quarters Road. The launch ramp at Dundee Creek Marina is open from approximately March 1 through the end of rockfish season in November. The marina's location provides access to the Gunpowder River and the upper Chesapeake Bay.
Recommended Gear and Safety Tips
- Maryland Sportfishing Guide
- Park trail and fishing maps, available at park headquarters
- Gunpowder Falls State Park homepage
- Trolling, bait, spin casting and fly casting tackle are all suitable
- Wear long sleeve shirts and a hat when fishing from the grassy bank area to provide protection from ticks
- First aid kit
- Wear sunglasses and sunscreen
- Leave a trip plan with a family member