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Loch Raven Fishing Center


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  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing Center
  • Recreation And Parks Office
  • Restrooms


View a map of the Loch Raven Fishing Center, located on the shores of 2,400-acre Loch Raven Reservoir and offering an assortment of services and goods for anglers, canoeists and boating enthusiasts, including:

  • Boat rentals
  • Fishing tackle and live bait for a variety of fish, including large and small mouth bass, yellow perch and northern pike
  • Snacks and sundries

Launching and Docking Permits

All permits for the 2023 season have been sold. Permits for the 2024 season will go on sale in January. You may still visit the center during operating hours to rent a vessel and enjoy fishing on the reservoir or join the Kayak Share program and enjoy paddling at four of our waterfront parks.

Kayak Share Program

Join Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Kayak Share program and enjoy paddling at Loch Raven Fishing Center, Marshy Point Nature Center, Rocky Point Park and Miami Beach Park. Membership includes use of a kayak, paddle, life vest and seasonal admission to Rocky Point Park and Miami Beach Park. The cost is $200 for ages 18 and over. The 2023 membership is closed and 2024 memberships will go on sale in January. The Loch Raven Fishing Center, Rocky Point and Miami Beach are included in the Kayak Share Program but also have individual rentals.

Seasons and Hours



April 7 through Labor Day

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

Labor Day through last Sunday in October

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

After seasonal close through April 1


Rental Rates

All rental rates are per day and subject to applicable taxes and are subject to change without notice.

Each motor rental comes with one battery that is fully charged prior to rental. Each battery will give approximately two to three hours of high-speed running with the standard motors.

The occupant capacity for boats is three passengers.

Type of Rental Cost Description
Standard Boat $35
  • 14-foot Jon boat
  • 30-pound, thrust electric motor
  • One battery
  • Oars
  • Anchor
  • Life jackets
Premium Boat


  • 14-foot Jon boat
  • Two swivel seats
  • Carpet
  • 50-pound thrust electric motor
  • Two batteries
  • Oars
  • Anchor
  • Life jackets
Rowboat Rental 


  • Boat
  • Oars
  • Life jackets
(Available May 1 through October 1)


  • Paddle
  • Life jacket
Extra Battery



Senior Special

Every Wednesday, the first 20 patrons over 62 years of age receive a free boat rental (motor extra).


All boats and kayaks must be returned and checked-in by posted time. Failure to return by the posted time will result in a $10 fine.

Rules and Regulations

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.

Learn More

The Fishing Center is operated by the Department of Recreation and Parks in cooperation with:

  • Baltimore City Bureau of Water and Wastewater
  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police
  • Baltimore City Watershed Police
  • Baltimore County Police Department

Learn more about recreational activities in other areas of the reservoir property.

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