Piscataway Park | FISHING

Fishing pier at the National Colonial Farm

Fishing pier at the National Colonial Farm

Fishing is allowed within Piscataway Park anywhere along the Potomac River, though easy access is limited to only a few locations. A Maryland fishing license is required for those under 16-years-old, and Maryland fishing laws apply. No special permit or license is needed from the National Park Service.

Located at the Accokeek Foundation’s National Colonial Farm is a fishing pier not far down a trail behind the Visitor Center. It is open year-round from dawn to dusk and is free to the public, though you must sign in at the Visitor Center when it opens (if it opens at all during your visit).

Another fishing spot is at the end of Wharf Road at Farmington Landing. This is located on the eastern side of Piscataway Park, and other than fishing and serving as a canoe and kayak launch, there are no other tourist-related attractions here. This is a popular fishing hole, so expect a full parking lot. I was there at 3 PM on a Wednesday during May and the place was packed—the parking lot can only hold a dozen or so cars. After a rain, some of the spots are so muddy that they are unusable, which makes finding parking even more complicated.

Fishing at Farmington Landing

Fishing at Farmington Landing

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Last updated on April 17, 2020
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