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Boat Launch Sites

Hatton Creek Launch
On the Wicomico River Issue
301-932-3470

Marshall Hall
On the Potomac River
At the end of Marshall Hall Road
Accessed from Route 210
Bryans Road 20616
301-932-3470

Wheatley Lake Launch
Gilbert Run Park
Route 6, east of La Plata
La Plata 20622
301-932-3470
Electric motors only at this launch site.

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Golf

Hawthorne Country Club
8760 Hawthorne Rd.
La Plata 20646
301-934-8422
A private course.

Potomac Ridge Golf Course
15800 Sharpersville Rd.
Waldorf 20601
301-372-1305
www.mdgolf.com
Built in 1996, the 27-hole course features Bermuda fairways and lakes and streams. Directions: Take Acton Lane north from Route 301 in Waldorf, follow it all the way to Accokeek Road and turn left.

Swan Point Yacht and Country Club
11550 Swan Point Blvd.
Issue 20645
301-259-0047
Fax: 301-259-0105
www.swanpointgolf.com
An 18-hole, par-72 championship course open to the public; located in a semiprivate community.

White Plains Golf Course
DeMarr Road and St. Charles Parkway
Waldorf 20695
301-645-1300
301-843-2947
rolandt@govt.co.charles.md.us
www.whiteplainsgc.com
An 18-hole public course, Bermuda grass fairways, putting green, driving range, pro shop and snack bar.

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Indoor Sports Center

Capital Clubhouse
3033 Waldorf Marketplace
Waldorf 20603
301-932-4348
Fax: 301-632-5880
info@capitalclubhouse.com
www.capitalclubhouse.com
A 90,000-square-foot year-round sports complex for ice hockey and skating, soccer, futsal, volleyball, in-line hockey, box lacrosse, rock climbing, cheerleading, pompoms and flag football; it includes a fitness center, party rooms, concessions and an arcade. Various programs, clinics, lessons and leagues are available. Owned and operated by Charles County government.

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Marinas

Aqua-Land Marina
301 Potomac River Bridge
Newburg 20664
301-259-0572
Full-service marina on the southbound side of Route 301 at the Potomac River.

Benedict Marina
19311 Wilmott St
P.O. Box 200
Benedict 20612
301-274-2882

Captain John’s Crabhouse and Marina
16215 Cobb Island Rd.
P.O. Box 288
Cobb Island 20635
301-259-2315
cjcrab@comcast.net
www.cjcrab.com/marina

Goose Bay Marina and Campground
9365 Goose Bay Lane
Welcome 20693
301-934-3812
goosebay@olg.com
www.goosebaymarina.com

Mattingly Park Ramp
Mattingly Avenue
Indian Head 20640
301-743-5511
Open year-round.

Port Tobacco Marina
Shirley Boulevard (off Route 6, west of La Plata)
Port Tobacco 20677
301-870-3133

Saunders Marina
Route 254 (Cobb Island Road)
Cobb Island 20625
301-259-2309

Shymansky’s Marina
Route 254 (Cobb Island Road)
Cobb Island 20625
301-259-2221

Sweden Point Marina
Smallwood State Park
Marbury 20658
301-743-7613

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Parks

Bensville Park
6980 Bensville Rd.
White Plains 20695
301-934-3470
Features playground, tot lot and nine sports fields. Open 8 a.m. to dusk.

Cedarville State Forest
10201 Bee Oak Rd.
Brandywine 20613
301-888-1410
3,510 acres of woodland, freshwater fishing, hiking.

Chapel Point State Park
Chapel Point Road
Port Tobacco 20677
301-743-7613
This 600-acre park along the Port Tobacco River has a launch ramp for canoes and kayaks, and hunting is permitted.

Charles County Skatepark
1015 St. Charles Pkwy.
Waldorf
301-638-5208
Features 15,000 square feet of concrete park with various bowl sizes and a street course.

Charlie Wright Park
Dr. Mitchell Lane
Indian Head 20640
301-932-3470
Features six athletic fields and a picnic area.

Chicamuxen Wildlife Management Area
Off Route 224
Marbury 20658
301-743-5161
This 381-acre park contains 40 to 50 acres of wetlands. It is operated by the Department of Natural Resources (5625 Myrtle Grove Rd., La Plata, Md. 20646) and features trails, canoeing, birdwatching, picnicking, hunting and hiking.

Doncaster Forest
Route 6, west of La Plata
Nanjemoy
301-934-2543
1,445 acres for hiking and horseback riding; picnic tables are available.

Friendship Farm Park and Boat Launch
4705 Friendship Landing Road
Nanjemoy
301-932-3470
The boat-launching facility has pier fishing and a two-mile hiking trail and is home to a creek featuring bald eagle nesting sites.

Gilbert Run Park
Route 6, east of La Plata
La Plata 20622
301-932-1083
The 180-acre wooded park, seven miles east of La Plata, offers hiking, nature trails, picnic areas, playgrounds and a fishing pier. Rowboats and paddle boats, aqua bikes and canoes available to rent. Open March-November, $4 parking fee.

Laurel Springs Regional Park
5800 Radio Station Rd.
La Plata 20646
301-932-3470
Features a tot lot, adaptive playground, jogging trail, picnic pavilions and 16 athletic fields. Hours: 8 a.m.-dusk daily.

Myrtle Grove Wildlife
Management Area
Route 225, west of La Plata
La Plata 20646
301-743-5161
A 1,723-acre tract that offers fishing, hiking, hunting, a gun range and bird-watching.

Oak Ridge Park
Oaks Road
Hughesville 20637
301-932-3470
Equestrian trails, show rings, playground, athletic fields and picnic pavilion.

Purse State Park
Off Route 224
On the Potomac south of Douglas Point
Nanjemoy 20662
301-743-7613
A 90-acre unimproved reserve on the Potomac River.

Ruth B. Swann Memorial Park
Off Route 210
Bryans Road 20616
301-932-3470
Bird-watching, one-mile foot trail through mature woodland to the shoreline on Pomonkey Creek and the Potomac River, picnic areas, large open areas for sports and lighted athletic field.

Smallwood State Park
2750 Sweden Point Rd.
Marbury 20658
301-743-7613
The park offers 628 acres of recreational area, the restored home of Revolutionary War hero William Smallwood, boat launching facilities, hiking, picnic areas and the Mattawoman Creek Art Center.

Southern Park
Wilson Road off Route 257
Issue 20664
301-932-3470
Scenic views of the Potomac River, playground, picnic areas, ballfields, tennis courts and fishing pier.

Turkey Hill Park
9430 Turkey Hill Rd.
La Plata 20646
301-932-3470
Features half-mile asphalt exercise path, fenced dog park, picnic areas and six sports fields. Open 8 a.m.-dusk.

White Plains Regional Park
1015 St. Charles Pkwy.
White Plains 20695
301-645-2617
301-645-1300
A 15,000-square-foot skate park, 18-hole golf course, lighted tennis courts, tot lot, playground, small picnic pavilions and fenced dog park.

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Swimming

College of Southern Maryland
La Plata Campus
8730 Mitchell Rd.
La Plata 20646
301-934-2251
301-934-7706
www.csmd.edu/ContinuingEducation/programs/wellness.html
Through the continuing education program, the wellness and fitness center offers courses using the pool. These courses include aquatic exercise, senior aquatic wellness, open scuba, youth swimming and Red Cross swimming programs for youths.

Lackey Indoor Community Pool
Lackey High School
3000 Chicamuxen Rd.
Indian Head 20640
301-743-2470
301-753-6003
Open for public swimming during the winter, 6:30-9 p.m. weekdays, noon-6 p.m. weekends. Hours may vary when high school swim meets are scheduled. Offers swim lessons, pool rentals, water aerobics and lifeguard training.

North Point High School
Community Indoor Pool
2500 Davis Rd.
Waldorf 20603
301-934-7475

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Area Professional Teams

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
League: National Football League
Web site: www.redskins.com
Where they play: FedEx Field Season opens: Sept. 9 at home against the Miami Dolphins
How to get tickets: 301-276-6050 or tickets@9redskins.com
Training camp: Redskins Park at 21300 Redskin Park Dr. in Ashburn in late July or early August. For information on dates and times of training camp activities, call 703-726-7000 or visit www.9redskins.com.
Titles won: Super Bowl XVII (1983), Super Bowl XXII (1988) and Super Bowl XXVI (1992)
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/redskins

WASHINGTON NATIONALS
League: East Division, National League, Major League Baseball
Web site: washington.nationals.mlb.com
Where they play: RFK Stadium
Season opened: April 2 against Florida
How to get tickets: 202-675-NATS (6287) or via the Web site
Training camp: Spring training at Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Fla. 321-633-4487
Titles won: None
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/nationals

WASHINGTON WIZARDS
League: National Basketball Association
Web site: www.nba.com/wizards or www.washingtonwizards.com
Where they play: Verizon Center
Season opens: End of October/early November
How to get tickets: 202-661-5050 or link via Web site
Titles won: As Bullets, won 1978 NBA Championship
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/wizards

WASHINGTON MYSTICS
League: Women's National Basketball Association
Web site: www.wnba.com/mystics or www.washingtonmystics.com
Where they play: Verizon Center
Season opens: May 19 at home against Connecticut.
How to get tickets: 202-661-5050 for season tickets, partial plans and group sales information; 202-397-SEAT (7328) for individual game tickets
Titles won: None
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/sports/mystics/

WASHINGTON CAPITALS
League: National Hockey League
Web site: www.washingtoncaps.com
Where they play: Verizon Center
Season opens: Beginning of October
How to get tickets: 202-266-2277 for season tickets, partial plans and group sales information; 202-397-SEAT (7328) for individual game tickets.
Training camp: The Capitals have a new practice facility: Kettler Capitals Iceplex at Ballston Commons Mall in Arlington, Va. The facility is open to the public and owned and operated by the Capitals. Call 410-672-7013 for dates and times.
Practice: Call 410-672-7013 for dates and times. Titles won: None
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/capitals

D.C. UNITED
League: Major League Soccer
Web site: www.dcunited.com
Where they play: RFK Stadium
Season opened: April 7 at Colorado; April 14 at home against Kansas City.
How to get tickets: 202-587-5000 or via Web site
Titles won: MLS championship in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2004; U.S. Open Cup 1996; IntraAmerican Cup 1999; CONCACAF Champions Cup 1998; Supporters Shield 1997, 1999 and 2006.
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to www.washingtonpost.com/dcunited

BALTIMORE RAVENS
League: National Football League
Web site: www.baltimoreravens.com
Where they play: M&T Bank Stadium
Season opens: Sept. 10 with a Monday-night game in Cincinnati. The home opener is Sept. 16 against the New York Jets.
How to get tickets: 410-261-RAVE (7283)
Training camp: Free to the public late July through August at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. For times, call 410-261-FANS (3267).
Titles won: Super Bowl XXXV in 2001
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/sports/ravens/

BALTIMORE ORIOLES
League: East Division, American League, Major League Baseball
Web site: www.orioles.com
Where they play: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Season opened: April 2 at Minnesota; home opener against Detroit, April 9.
How to get tickets: 888-848-BIRD (2473) or via the Web site
Training camp: Fort Lauderdale Stadium in March; tickets, 954-523-3309. During season, gates open 1-1/2 hours before the first pitch so the public can watch batting practice.
Titles won: World Series champions in 1966, 1970 and 1983.
For rosters, standings and schedule information, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/sports/orioles/

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Regional Stadiums

Oriole Park at Camden Yards
333 W. Camden St., Baltimore 21201
888-848-BIRD (2473)
baltimoreorioles.mlb.com
Seats: 48,290 (including standing room)
Home of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles.

FedEx Field
1600 FedEx Way, Landover 20785
301-276-6000; 301-276-6248 for recorded directions
www.redskins.com
Seats: 91,665
Home of the National Football League's Washington Redskins and site of occasional concerts.

M&T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell St., Baltimore 21230
410-230-8017
Seats: 69,700
Home of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens. Also hosts college and high school football games, concerts and college lacrosse games.

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
2400 E. Capitol St. SE, Washington 20003
202-547-9077
www.dcsec.com
Seats: 45,000 for baseball; 20,000 for soccer.
Home of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals and Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Also hosts concerts and other events.

Verizon Center
601 F St. NW, Washington 20004
202-628-3200
www.verizoncenter.com
Seats: 20,000
Capacity: 20,173 for basketball; 23,000 for hockey
Home of the National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards, the Women's National Basketball Association's Washington Mystics, the National Hockey League's Washington Capitals and the Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team. Also hosts concerts, family shows and other sporting events.

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