• Fort Washington

    Fort Washington

    Park Maryland

Fishing

Carp

A large carp from the Potomac.

NPS

To fish at Fort Washington Park you must possess a Maryland Tidal Sport Fishing License. below are some helpful links:

Maryland Fishing Guide 2012

Maryland Fish Facts

Tidal Fishing Regulations

Potomac River Fisheries Commission

Size Limits and Seasons

NOAA Weather

 

Did You Know?

The explosion aboard the USS Princeton in 1844 occured on the river near Fort Washington.

In 1844, President John Tyler was almost killed on the river near Fort Washington, when an experimental cannon exploded aboard the USS Princeton. Six were killed(including Secretary of State Abel Upshaw & Secretary of the Navy Thomas Gilmer) , 20 were injured. The accident prompted Thomas Jackson Rodman to develop a new way of casting artillery and the creation of the 15inch Rodman Gun, like the ones that can be seen at Fort Foote.