Bladensburg Waterfront Park4601 Annapolis Road
Bladensburg, MD 20710
301-779-0371; TTY 301-699-2544
Hours of Operation
Park Hours, Sunrise to Sunset daily
Programs and Special Events
Park Office, Monday Through Friday: 8:30 am-5 pm
The Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center: Daily 10 am-4 pm
Nestled among the Port Towns of Bladensburg, Colmar Manor and Cottage City, The Bladensburg Waterfront Park is located on the Anacostia River, one of the most historic waterways in America. The unique waterfront features a paved riverside walk, picnic pavilion, a public fishing pier, free boat ramp, community boat storage, playground, B&O railroad caboose, interpretive signage, and bicycle, canoe, kayak, paddle boat, and rowboat rentals. The free interpretive pontoon tours allow visitors to explore this surprisingly scenic river. The park also offers educational environmental and social studies programs. Enjoy special events in the park such as The A-May-Zing Animal Fest and The Annual Port Towns Day. The hiker/biker trail links this park directly to the Anacostia Tributary Trail System and the Anacostia River Trail. While you are in the park, visit the War of 1812, Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center. For more information on Bladensburg Waterfront Park, please call the park office or click on the link below.
Pontoon Tours; Rentals-Bicycle, Boat, Fishing Rod, Pavilion & Classroom
Boat Storage & Boat Launch Information
Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center
From Washington D.C., take New York Avenue East. Turn North on Bladensburg Road. Pass Peace Cross on left. You are now on MD Route 450. Take 1st right into Bladensburg Waterfront Park. There is a sign at the entrance.
From Maryland, from the Beltway, take exit 23 which is Kenilworth Avenue South towards Bladensburg. Go five miles. After traffic light for Upshur Street intersection, go right on exit ramp to MD Route 450 (Annapolis Road). Go left at end of exit ramp onto Route 450 West. Park Entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.
From Virginia, take Kenilworth Avenue North. Take the exit ramp on right to MD Route 450 West. Turn right at stop lght onto MD Route 450 West. Park entrance is 2 short blocks on the left.
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