Chesapeake Bay Gateways Designated

Tracking has been discontinued since the goal was achieved. Visit the public access indicator page for current information related enhancing public access and find public access points around the watershed.


For people to deeply value the Bay and the thousands of streams, creeks and rivers that flow into it, they need access to wildlife and the outdoors. Public access areas allow people to enjoy activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, hiking and picnicking. Access to natural areas helps people create a personal connection with the Bay watershed and builds support for restoration efforts.


By 2003, develop partnerships with at least 30 sites to enhance place-based interpretation of Bay-related resources and themes and stimulate volunteer involvement in resource restoration and conservation.

Amount completed since 2000

Bay Gateways: 173 Gateway sites have been added to the network

Amount completed in 2010

Bay Gateways: Seven new Gateways were added to the network


Amy Handen

(410) 260-2493

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