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Contact: Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. – To keep the Fort Washington Marina open and safe, Maryland Department of Natural Resources has agreed to extend operational oversight of the marina through Nov. 11, while Coastal Properties Management, Inc. works to secure insurance required to operate a marina on federal land. The National Park Service expects to assume operational management of the marina Nov. 12.
Fort Washington Marina has been managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources since 1986 through a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. In October 2015, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources notified the National Park Service of its desire to return responsibility for Fort Washington Marina to the National Park Service at the end of this 30 year agreement, which expired Oct. 4, 2016.
The National Park Service appreciates the recreational value provided by Fort Washington Marina and looks forward to working with businesses, slip holders and community members to ensure that Fort Washington Marina continues to provide great visitor experiences.
Fort Washington Marina is situated on National Park Service land within Piscataway Park. The park helps preserve the Mt. Vernon viewshed, and its location on Piscataway Creek provides access to the Potomac River. The marina consists of a single boat launch ramp and five floating docks with 200 boat slips, a fuel dock, two pump-out stations and other visitor amenities.
For more information, visit go.nps.gov/fortwashmarina.