Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park

BILL BURTON FISHING PIER STATE PARK REOPENED FOR DAYTIME FISHING

After being closed for several months for the removal of aging overhead lighting due to safety concerns, both the Talbot County and Dorchester County piers at the Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park have reopened. While public safety and security issues associated with the lack of adequate lighting prevent the piers from being accessed during nighttime hours, this popular fishing destination is once again available to anglers from 7:00 a.m. to sunset every day. Access for shoreline fishing on the Talbot County side of the park remains available from sunrise to sunset.

Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park

Contact: 410-221-2290

Talbot County

29761 Bolingbroke Point Drive
Trappe, MD 21673

Dorchester County

Off of Route 50
Intersections of Rambler Rd and Radiance Dr
Cambridge MD 21613

Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park consists of approximately 25 acres of park property including about one mile of trails. The trails and shoreline are open from sunrise to sunset. The Dorchester side of the fishing pier is open from 7am - sunset everyday except Christmas. The Talbot side of the pier is open from 7am - sunset everyday except Christmas and is also closed from January 1st - March 31st. The piers are quite popular because of the variety of fish that can be caught including perch, striped bass, croakers, sea trout, and catfish. The pier adjoins Sailwinds Park via the walkway under the bridge. On July 22, 2009 the Board of Public Works approved re-naming The Choptank River Fishing Piers to Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park in honor of Bill Burton, a reporter, writer and fisherman who has for more than 50 years chronicled outdoor opportunities for Maryland citizens. Mr. Burton was instrumental in preserving the Bridge for a fishing pier when the new bridge was constructed.​ The consumption of alcohol at the Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park is prohibited.