Annapolis, MD 21403
First thoughts of the Chesapeake Bay often bring up images of crabs and oysters. But, as the largest estuary in North America, the Chesapeake Bay has touched and influenced much of the American story - early settlement, commerce, the military, transportation, recreation and more. The Bay and its surrounding 64,000 square mile watershed hold a treasure trove of historic areas, natural wonders and recreational opportunities.
Hours + Fees
Each of the parks, refuges, water trails and more of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network have their own hours of operation.
Map + Directions
The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network includes sites in four states and the District of Columbia, though most sites are clustered around the 200 mile long Bay in Maryland and Virginia.