Details for St Clements Island North Pier

St Clements Island North Pier

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Average rating 4.5 stars from 8 reviews

Address St Clements Island, MD


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - NO
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: State park, free entrance, has a museum to tour (across Dukeharts Channel) and BBQ grills and tables for picnicing. Nice place to stop over

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Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - NO
Checks - NO

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Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Well marked, note tides and depths upon approach. Depths fall off rapidly near the north pier.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 8
Transient dockage: 6
Fuel dock: Unknown

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

Additional info: 6 slips to pull into, no services, nice place to visit.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: 6
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

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Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Must clean up after them. Lots of beach area for them to swim and lots of area to explore and walk.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out









Yes - Out houses and porta pottys.







Hotels or motels

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Storage facilities

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Internet access

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Reviews for St Clements Island North Pier
Great spot - watch depths, 2015-10-23
Captain: , Lottsburg VA (127)

Water depths at the North pier are shallow quickly - recommend either anchoring out or only use very end of pier for docking. As stated before, LOTS of bird droppings on pier - certainly requires cleaning off before re-boarding. Overall a very nice spot to picnic and stretch with a walk. Restored/rebuilt ighhouse is well done and has nice exhibits. Worth visiting; requires walking to south end; rewards are shaded picnic tables, etc.

Surprising Beauty, 2015-07-29
Captain: , Coles Point, VA (778)

Docking on the north side of the island was relatively easy, and arrived at high tide, so depth concerns were nearly eliminated. Later discovered there is "15-feet of water at the end" of the south dock, according to the caretaker for the lighthouse/other facilities. I will try docking there next time. The north dock was covered in bird droppings and really made a mess of the dock lines and tracked aboard--not much can be done about that however. Not really much in the way of protection either (no jettys, barriers, etc). The island was beautiful and had lovely historical markers and information--very interesting! The rebuilt lighthouse and bell tower were neat and the marker for the site of the first mass was impressive. Definitely worth a stop, and there are good picnic areas/pavilions and a potty is also available. No water/power was observed, but this makes a great place for lunch and a walk.

What a Fun Stop!, 2014-07-08
Captain: , Alexandria, VA (50)

The island is Impressively well maintained. We anchored our 28 ft sailboat about 200 yards east of the pier, and then took the dinghy in. Watch the charts - it shoals fast as you approach the island. Had a great walk around the island before heading further down the Potomac.

Beautiful Island, 2012-11-06
Captain: , Wiscasset ME (1435)

This is a fixed wood dock that is used by the tour boats from the museum. Look at the museum website to check their schedule. The boats stop running the end of september so we tie up here frequently. The dock is covered with bird droppings so bring something to wipe your shoes off before returning to your boat. We recently tried to tie up here in 30kt cross wind and could not get in so we anchored just south of the pier in 12 feet of water. Good holding in mud but watch the depths on the chart, it goes from 7 feet to 1 foot very quickly.
When the tour boats are running we will tie up after their last visit and depart the next morning before they return. Very nice island to visit with lots of history.
We are on a 42 foot sailboat, 5.5 draft.

Nice stopover, 2012-05-08
Captain: , Cobb Island, MD (52)

I stopped here on May 5, 2012 in my 27' Hunter sloop - draft 4' 3". We docked on the southeast side of the northern pier. The water gets shallow quickly, but we were able to navigate without problems.

The island was nice and quiet. The Maryland Park Service has installed several interesting interpretive signs around the island. Outhouse facilites were clean enough. I'd go back again.

Great Site, wonderful dock, and fishing is EXCELLENT., 2011-07-12
Captain: , Washington, DC (350)

Stop and see the cross, first Catholic Mass in MD was said on this island as the signs read. Very cool spot for lunch and fishing.

Ring the Bell, 2010-06-25
Captain: , Tybee Island, GA (90)

We stopped over here for a few hours on a trip from Quantico to Va. Beach. The is a very nice park. No services, but well maintained. We lucked out, and got the grand tour of the Lighthouse, as the gentleman that was cutting the lawns, was also on the staff that got the light house rebuilt. He not only let us in, but gave us some interesting history. We docked on the north end, and had no problems with draft. It is a must see... take the time!

Light house, 2008-10-28
Captain: , fairport VA (74)

They have rebuilt the light house on this island. It is opened on weekends durring the season. Picknic tables and grass for walking. It has a dock on the south east corner that is reported to be 3-5 feet. Mostly power boats. There is a larger mooring to the north. We just ancherd off and dingyed in. No facilities, store or other. But a nice historic place to walk around.

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