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Loch Raven Fishing Center

Manager: Kevin McComas
Assistant Manager: Vacant

12101 Dulaney Valley Road
Timonium, Maryland 21131

Phone: 410-887-7692 TDD and Deaf: 410-887-5319
Fax: 410-666-0898

2016 Docking Permit Holders

If you have a 2016 docking permit and you store your boat, kayak, or canoe at the fishing center please be advised October 31, 2016 is the last day to remove your vessel from the center. If you are interested in winter storage please contact the center immediately. The cost for winter storage is $75.

2017 Launching and Docking Permits

Information on launching and docking permits for 2017 will be posted as soon as they are available.

Seasons and Hours 


First Friday of April through Labor Day

Open daily at 6 a.m.
Closing time posted daily at the Center.

Labor Day through October 31

Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

November 1 through March



The Loch Raven Fishing Center, located on the shores of Loch Raven Reservoir, offers an assortment of services for anglers, canoeists, boating enthusiasts and folks who just want to get away for the day.

  • Bait your fishing rod and test your skills against a variety of fish including large and small mouth bass, yellow perch and northern pike.
  • Rent a boat and enjoy a relaxing day on the 2,400 acre reservoir.
  • The fishing center provides numerous services, offering boat rentals, a full inventory of fishing tackle, live bait, snacks and sundries to make your visit an enjoyable one.
  • All fishing from boats, canoes and kayaks in the Loch Raven Reservoir is allowed and regulated under the management of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks and a current seasonal permit is required to use your own vessel.

Rules and Regulations

For a complete list of rules and regulations, please visit the Regulations Governing Fishing page.

  • Fishing licenses are no longer sold at the center.
  • If 2017 permits sell out you may still visit, rent a boat and fish on the reservoir. You will need a Maryland Fishing License prior to your visit.
  • A United States Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (provided) must be in the boat for each passenger.
  • No boating beyond Loch Raven Drive bridge.
  • Occupant Capacity: Canoe is two passengers, boat is three passengers.
  • All boats and canoes must be checked-in by posted time. Failure to return by the posted time will result in a $10 fine.

Please note that in an effort to provide ready boating access to Loch Raven Reservoir, we must limit the parking and activities at the fishing center to that of its patrons. Therefore no picnicking, shoreline fishing or other "non-fishing center" related activities are permitted on the shore. Those wishing to pursue other recreational activities in and around the reservoir property are encouraged to park on Loch Raven Drive near Morgan Mill and Providence Roads for dawn to dusk parking being sure to adhere to all posted parking regulations.

For more information regarding recreational activities in other areas of the reservoir property please contact the Baltimore City Bureau of Water and Waste Water.


Revised October 13, 2016        

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