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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.
"Where one goes pleasantly." Upper estuary.
One of the finest largemouth bass fisheries on the east coast.

The only site on Maryland's western shore with natural populations of the American Lotus.
Anglers try their luck at all hours.
Early morning, mid-estuary.
Abundant fish draw anglers of a different species--Great Egrets.
The lotus bloom in July and August. A short paddle from Mattingly Park in Indian Head, where you can rent a canoe or kayak.