Clyde Watson Boating Area

Clyde Watson Boating Area provides the public with boating access to the river in the southern part of the county. The facility features a standard boat ramp, pier, and a small beach area with some picnic tables and restroom facilities. Parking is limited to 15 vehicles with trailers and 25 additional spaces. The facility is named for Clyde Watson, a local resident, outdoorsman, and conservationist.

Clyde Watson Boating


  • Annual and Daily permits are available online 
  • 2023 annual boat trailer permits available in person at the Visitors Center and online (2023 Boat Trailer Annual Permit).

A special-use permit is required for boat trailers. Contact staff for more information at 301-627-6074.


Located in the southern area of Prince George's County.
From Route 301 in Upper Marlboro, turn onto Route 382 (Croom Road). Go 12.5 miles and turn left onto Magruder's Ferry Road. Go 1.2 miles to park entrance on right.