Details for Tall Timbers Marina

Tall Timbers Marina

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 15 reviews

Address Herring Creek Road
Tall Timbers, MD 20690


After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


There is a well marked inlet off the Potomac River across from Ragged Point Light. The channel is narrow but about 9' deep at low tide.

You must keep R6 (a large platform past the marina) to starboard and go past and around it to avoid a shoal between it and the marina. The rest of that part of Herring Creek is naturally 10 - 15' deep.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info: $1 per foot midweek on 5/9/16.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: 20
Total: 170
Transient price: $1.50/ft (2016-04-01)

Other price info: Transient fees subject to season and holidays. Weekend rate of $1.50 per foot.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info: $4.00 for 30 amp.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access


Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Non-ethanol

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: +6% MD sales tax.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Plenty of walking area.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out













Yes - A small marine supply store is on the premises. Not a lot of selection to be had but the people are willing to go out of their way to do what they can to meet your needs.


Yes - Restaurant closes the 1st week in December through St. Patrick's Day.



Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Yes - Dry storage.

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Other services


Reviews for Tall Timbers Marina
Funky marina, 2016-05-24
Captain: , Silverthorne, CO (373)

We were heading in to anchor, but took a dock space so we could plug in on a cold day. $1/foot midweek. The owner let us tie on the t-head/fuel dock. The slips definitely looked worn and we were glad we didn't have to negotiate them. We spent a long time getting a couple 30A to work (tried several). The owner Rick was very friendly. Check out his "collection" of old motors and nautical junk. The restaurant was closed, so can't comment on it. They apparently raise their own oysters, so that would have been appealing/ingtriguing.

Shallow entrance and channel, 2015-07-25
Captain: , Arizona (216)

We attempted to come in here on July 24. We were told to stay to port of center of channel, but we still bumped. We were told to go past the tripod of R6 to avoid a shoal area between the channel and the marina, but, we didn't even make it to R6 before we ran aground. We draw 5.5 and were assure we would have no problems. We never made it to the docks, just turned around and went elsewhere.

It is what it is..., 2013-09-17
Captain: , Stafford, VA (305)

Some repairs have been made to piers recently, but the place is pretty much the same. You either love it or hate it. It's extremely laid-back. In fact, you can buy T-shirts celebrating "50 Years of the Same Mismanagement." Every Bloody Mary made by Rick Meatyard, the owner, is "the best damn Bloody Mary I've ever made," and it's hard to argue the point. Go for the Sunday brunch. Pull in to any open slip. Plug in if you need to. You will not be disappointed.

9/1/2012 One nigh anchorage, 2012-09-02
Captain: , Solomons, MD (1290)

Good safe anchorage. Tricky entrance. We draw 5.3ft. We did ok staying closer to the green, near low tide. We did touch bottom. Nice protected anchorage. Plenty of space. Dock a little old and in need of repair. Restaurant has a nice varied menu. Love the soft shell crab dinner.

Worn out rustic!, 2012-07-07
Captain: , Las Vegas (282)

Easy in and out if you pay attention to the directions and don't loop back after R6 to quickly. Docks are scary rustic, restrooms and showers had no lights and were filthy. No pumpout. The only redeeming element is the restaurant which we found to be fun with good food. Stayed on 7/5/12.

This is real boating!, 2012-07-02
Captain: , Williamsburg, VA (200)

A truly wonderful marina, nestled on a protected creek, with easy entrance, amongst true Chesapeake Bay heritage, Tall Timbers Marina represents everything the Chesapeake should be. Boating is about meeting wonderful people, and seeing wonderful places and that will be found no-where else like it will be at Tall Timbers.

Quiet dock, solid pilings, 2012-07-02
Captain: , Dunedin, FL (6425)

Docks old and worn, very short finger piers, some planking loose. But we can attest that the pilings are in great condition as we were tied up here during the storm the night of 6/29/12. Saw 65 mph on our meter. Rest room/showers marginal. Great restaurant on site. Quiet lane to walk your dog. Very helpful, accomodating dockmaster

Great fun, 2012-06-11
Captain: , Ridge, MD (20)

I went here for the Boat burning on Memorial day. The channel at low tide was 5' in the center and I "bumped" bottom, no damage. I spent the night at the fuel dock. Had a great time, the staff and Rick the owner are great. The food was great and the Bloody mary's the next morning were great. I will be back.

Home town feel and Sunday Brunch & Sail Boad Races, 2012-05-07
Captain: , Kenlake Marina (52)

We pulled in here because of a genset problem, we needed some shore power. What great luck. Rustic as they get but great peop;e. We happend upon the District Sail boat match races with 12 teams competing to go to MIT for the finals.

Jerry & Janet
Wind Song

Quiet, Old Boats, Working Marina, Cold Beer and Burgers!, 2011-08-17
Captain: , Washington DC (57)

So, if you like antique boats, quirky family owned marinas and being a bit whacky, you will love this place. Good friendly staff and decent food makes this a great stop on your way down the Potomac.

An interesting place to visit, 2011-03-25
Captain: , Solomons Island, Md (104)

Don't expect the Breton Bay crowd here. This is a working mans marina/boatyard. There are a large variety of old boats on the hard that make for interesting veiwing. I look at it as a museum of sorts. The people are very friendly and more than willing to go the extra mile to help you with whatever you might need. There is a restaurant that looked pretty good but I didn't have the chance to sample the cuisine. The atmosphere is a very relaxed, blue collar type of laid back that I found enjoyable. Overall, I'd say it's not a bad place to stop.

Needs Work, 2010-06-14
Captain: , Solomons, MD (464)

Friendly people, nice bar and restuarant, but the docks are falling apart. Best to telephone ahead, I've never heard them answer a radio call. Unless there is a major event, there will be no help and you can usually just take a slip at the fuel dock and check in at the restaurant. $1.50 a foot and $4.00 for 30amp on 6-15-2010

Messy, 2009-06-11
Captain: , Maryland (40)

The docks are old, not many docking directions are offered to incoming boats, the restrooms are totally ignored (not cleaned), but the owner is laid-back-friendly. The piece of property is a fantastic asset, but it's full of piles of old junk.

Relaxing spot, 2009-05-19
Captain: , Stafford, VA (1063)

The docks are a bit run down, but the staff is very friendly and they have a nice restaurant. The best part is Herring Creek - launch your dinghy and you can spend the day exploring.

Great Buffet, 2008-10-29
Captain: , Cod Creek, Potomac River (27)

Only been here once but the Sunday Buffet is wonderful! All you can eat, reasonable prices and good Bloody Marys...Not sure of hours/seasonal stuff but we were there in the spring.

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