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Tidal Mattawoman


The seven mile long, meandering estuary is a mecca for anglers and a paddlers dream. It offers spectacular scenery, including state Wildlands, some of the finest freshwater-tidal marshes to be seen, and abundant wildlife.

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"Where one goes pleasantly." Upper estuary.


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One of the finest largemouth bass fisheries on the east coast.
 
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The only site on Maryland's western shore with natural populations of the American Lotus.



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Anglers try their luck at all hours.

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Early morning, mid-estuary.


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Abundant fish draw anglers of a different species--Great Egrets.


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The lotus bloom in July and August. A short paddle from Mattingly Park in Indian Head, where you can rent a canoe or kayak.