Details for CDR John L. Dunning, Jr. Memorial Pier at Mill Creek, MWR

CDR John L. Dunning, Jr. Memorial Pier at Mill Creek, MWR

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Average rating 2.5 stars from 6 reviews

Address 1 Hooper High Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5058


After hours contact


Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: Navy MWR marina restricted to DoD-connected personnel.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

US Naval Academy MWR



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Stay to the S shaped channel until abeam of the pier head, then turn directly to the piers. Do not cut any of the corners on the inlet.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 9
Transient dockage: 8
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: No fuel dock.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: $2.00 per foot, electric and water included.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 40
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Users must have some connection to the Department of Defense.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 32
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Transient slips are not normally available.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info: Price included with slip fee.

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Yes - None designated but you can tie up along most of the access walkways.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info:

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out

Yes - 24 hours, self service.








Yes - Porta potties only.




Yes - The commissary is about a 15 minute bike ride.




Yes - Cantler's is 5 minutes up the creek.



Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - ATT and Verizon 3G / 4G with good signal strength.

Boat ramp availability




Other services


Beach, nature walks, golf and athletics are about 1 mile up the hill.

Reviews for CDR John L. Dunning, Jr. Memorial Pier at Mill Creek, MWR
Phone in Military Marina, 2016-08-12
Captain: , Beverly, MA (1130)

To arrange a slip, everything is done by phone to the main marina office elsewhere. No one to oversee the docks or provide assistance. No amenities here, porta potty that is it. Self service pompous but no adapters are available so you need have your own. There is a small beach under construction near by, picnic tables and a nature trail. The NEX/Commissary is about a 15 minute bike ride mostly up hill. The NEX has a Subway and Panda outlet. A Golf course and a sports center is about a 1/2 mile on the same road to the NEX. The previous comments about Canadian Geese droppings is no exaggeration. The geese take over the docks at night and cover the docks. Be careful stepping off your boat because of the slipping risk. My low rate is because of the cost ($2.00 per ft) to benefit. I have stopped at most Military facilities on the Loop, this is the most expensive.

On a Military Base, 2015-05-13
Captain: , Crab Alley, Chester, MD (161)

This is a military MWR facility, which has a prioritization for yearly rentals based on your affiliation with the military. floating piers and a locked gate that restricts access to all boats, except to boat owners. The new NEX is definitely close and the new commissary too, easily walkable distance. Convenient location... most slips were sailboats from what I saw.

Quiet spot, good protection. Minimal services., 2013-07-23
Captain: , Alexandria (138)

First, I personally love the location.

The good stuff: Marina is a great location, well protected convenient and priced right for military personnel. Pump out is easily accessible 24 hours a day. Dock condition is excellent, with well positioned cleats and pilings to ensure convenient tie up options. The notorious wakes on the creek subside by the time they get to the docks, so only the occasional rocker to worry about. We received excellent support from the marina staff, even offering to meet us if we needed it. But, their website is difficult to find.

The not-so-good: Duck poop! Lots of it. The ducks love this place, and while the tenants try to keep up with it, watch your step. There are no facilities other than a picnic shelter, porta johns and dumpsters (with recycling.) The marina office is across the peninsula on Carr Creek, so don't expect to walk up and check in.

In summary, a good pier structure and well maintained space, but very little in the way of amenities. The beach nearby is beautiful, the nature preserve and golf course are within a mile. If you are a well stocked cruising yacht, you are set. If you are looking for easy access to shore facilities this is not the right marina for you.

Pump out not useful, 2012-08-26
Captain: , Annapolis (104)

The pump is on the outer dock. It only has an angled pipe, not a threaded fitting, making it difficult to use.

Pump Out Status at Dunning Memorial, 2012-06-12
Captain: , Mill Creek (10)

First post says use of the marina is restricted to military. Locals tell me that the pump out station is publically available.

Second, there is a post elsewhere saying it is out of order. I was there yesterday (3 June 2012) and it was working. Word I got from someone at the marina is that it is in working order 3 out of 10 days.

Third, called in advance to see if it was working. Person responding said they thought so but did not know.

UPDATE: the old unit was replaced. The new one is said to be much more reliable.

Pumpout Out of Service, 2011-10-16
Captain: , Annapolis (1465)

The self-service pumpout has been out of service since June 2011. No timeframe for fixing it.

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