Deal Island State Wildlife Management Area

6:30 am - 8:30 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 6:30 am - 8:30 pm

Expanses of tidal marsh, frequently broken by open water, characterize most of the habitat of this WMA.  The 13,000-acre property also contains forested wetlands and a 2,800-acre man-made pond or "impoundment."  The water insects and crustaceans, as well as the abundance of widgeon grass, horned pondweed, and other favorite waterfowl foods, make Deal Island one of the best places in Maryland to watch, photograph, and hunt ducks and geese.  **Be aware of open hunting seasons and visit accordingly.**

Marked parking areas are located off Deal Island, Riley Roberts, and Drawbridge Roads.  Boat access via St. Peter's Creek, Dames Quarter Creek, Wenona, Big Sound Creek, and North & South Impoundment public boat ramps.