Details for Leonardtown, City Dock

Leonardtown, City Dock

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Average rating 4.1 stars from 10 reviews

Address Leonardtown, MD


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - YES
Other - NO


The town completed a new dock in 2008. It is good for landing your dinghy and walking up the hill into town, but has no marine facilities other than renting kayaks. The dock is sufficient for landing small (less than 5 ft draft) boats.

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Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: 9
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: At the city dock there is 3 to 4 feet depth.

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

Additional info: There is bulkhead dockage only.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: There is NO fuel at this facility

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: There is a good size grassy area. The town provides doggie bags and a special disposal can for them.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out







Yes - Take the "Leonardtown Loop" bus to one of two plazas. The plazas are side by side and within walking distance of each other. The Shops at Breton Bay plaza has a McKay grocery store. Lenoardtown Centre plaza has Food Lion grocery store.


Yes - True Value hardware store in The Shops at Breton Bay plaza. Take "Leonardtown Loop" bus ($1) from town square.


Yes - There are at least 5 restaurants in town, all within walking distance of the City Dock.


Hotels or motels

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Internet access

Boat ramp availability


Other services

There is a kayak and canoe rental concession at the town wharf.


Reviews for Leonardtown, City Dock
Nice little town, 2016-08-29
Captain: , Stafford, VA (1063)

The park at the waterfront is very nice, with good grass for dogs and a little playground for kids. The downside is that we saw 2.5 feet at the bulkhead at low tide, so dinghies are a must. It is then 1000 feet to the main part of town, all up hill. But the town is very nice with several restaurants and one with ice cream! And then it's down hill back to the wharf.

Scenic waterfront, friendly small town, 2016-08-12
Captain: , Largo, FL (110)

We stayed in Leonardtown for 2 nights. A city worker loaned us his personal vehicle so we could get to the grocery store and another person who lived near the wharf also offered to drive us to the store! The small town has a great ice cream place and everyone is very friendly.
The only drawback is that the water is shallow at the wharf at low tide. We draw 4 ft and were on the bottom at a very low tide.

Great small town waterfront, playground, shops and eateries, 2016-06-18
Captain: , virginia beach (70)

Very nice waterfront. Be wary of depth at low tide (< 3 ft).
Kids loved the playground.
Nice stroll up the hill with good options for lunch (and ice cream).
Everyone was very friendly.

Great off the beaten path stop on the way up or down the Potomac, 2014-07-18
Captain: , Englewood, Fl (351)

We spent the night here on June 29, 2014. We originally planed to anchor at one of the three designated spots marked on the bay. When we reached the third anchorage area we saw the town dock was empty and decided to make a slow approach to check the water depth. We draw 4 feet and when we tied up we registered 7 feet near low tide. No power or water, but enjoyed a good nights sleep. We walked up the hill for dinner at the Old Town Tavern. In the morning we ate breakfast at a cafe near the car dealership. Everyone we met were extremly friendly. Even if you go on the hook, we recommend a vist to the town.

Plenty of room, 2014-06-28
Captain: , North Myrtle Beach, SC (3210)

We anchored, but saw a large, 50' catamaren docked there. Do not know if you can spend overnight, but there were no boats doing it and but no signs. Nice boardwalk and nice walk to town. This is a nice walk up the hill, and there are a few places to visit and eat. See our anchor comment. Dink up the river a long ways - pretty

Great City Dock and Park, 2011-07-13
Captain: , Full Time Cruisers (2244)

very nice new facilty with adjacent park to exercise the pooch. City dock is concrete with wooden (8") horizontal rub rail.

nice town don't go on monday, 2010-07-20
Captain: , miami,fl (2105)

went in to leonardtown on a monday to find everything closed - even the owner of the northend gallery that offered to open up for us laughed at everthing closed on monday - stopped by city commissioners and made a couple of suggestions to get boats up there - incredibly nice water front and everyone we met were super nice - if go on fri or sat do have some entertainment that is free - cute town with nice people - just do not go on monday
chuck patty and svsoulmates

Surprisingly Excellent Town Wharf, 2009-07-27
Captain: , Looking for a Home (180)

Apparently, Leonardtown has gone to some effort to recreate the town wharf as a public place. It's a very nice concrete seawall with wood rub strakes. Not sure on depth as we took the dinghy in. The town is about a half mile wlak up the hill, with a French Bistro, a Mexican restaurant, an ice cream shop down towards the end of the strip, and just past the end of downtown on Washington Street, the Old Towne Pub, now with 14 beers on tap. This is a good spot to anchor for the day or evening.

Good access to new facily, 2009-06-16
Captain: , Edenton NC (335)

The water alongside the new dock is about 5 ft deep and suitable for small boats. If you want groceries, there is a Food Lion about 2 miles away, which can be reached by bus from the top of the hill. Bus runs about once an hour and stops at the Court House.

Leonardtown, City Dock, 2009-06-11
Captain: , Maryland (40)

If your boat has more than a 3'4" draft, anchor out and go in by dinghy. A mid-tide that's rising is best. The waterfront park and restrooms are beautiful. There's a hill to walk up into town -- the St. Mary's County seat. After passing the pastel condos near the bottom of the hill, the "upper town" looks lost in the past and is full of friendly people.

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