Gambrill State Park


Fishing pond and bench

A small pond is located in the Rock Run area with a healthy population of largemouth bass, bluegill and channel catfish. Just a short walk from the campground, this pond is perfect for teaching kids to fish as it is classified as a Free Fishing Pond and no fishing license is required. Please be sure to consult the Maryland Freshwater Sportfishing Guide for information about fishing regulations.

Please note that no swimming or wading is allowed in the pond. Pets also are not allowed in the pond.

Fishing Rod Loaner Program

Gambrill State Park has a small cache of children’s fishing rods to loan out to visitors from May until October. If you are interested in loaning a fishing rod, please contact the park at 301-293-4170 or email Please note that bait is not included.