|Fun on Water|
Cherrystone is situated on 600 acres of waterfront property and is bound on three sides by King’s Creek, Cherrystone Creek, and the Chesapeake Bay. These waters are rich in marine life including oysters, clams, crabs, and fish such as flounder, blues, trout, croaker, and spot.
CRABBING, FISHING, AND CLAMMING
Cherrystone leases about 600 acres of the Chesapeake Bay for the use of our campers. Cherrystone is bound on three sides by King’s Creek, Cherrystone Creek, and the Chesapeake Bay. These waters are rich in marine life including clams, crabs, and fish such as flounder, blues, trout, croaker, and spot.
Our Four Fishing Piers are well-situated for both crabbing and fishing. From June through September, an abundance of succulent crabs can be caught from our piers. Oysters and clams may be gathered using your hands or rakes.
Each year Cherrystone Family Camping Resort holds two fishing contests. For the serious fisherman, a Drum Fishing Tournament is held from April 1-July 1. A cash prize of $300.00 is awarded for the largest drum caught between these contest dates. We offer a $5,000 grand prize to any registered camper who breaks the world record for Black Drum. The current record is 113 lbs., and was made within sight of our piers!
Our Fall Fishing Contest is held from September 9 to October 13. A $100.00 cash prize will be awarded for the biggest flounder, trout, spot, blue, and kingfish caught during the contest dates. To be eligible for these tournaments, you must be a registered camper at Cherrystone Family Camping Resort and have your fish weighed at the Bait and Tackle Shop’s official weigh station during business hours.
Only one winner allowed per site and winners cannot claim multiple categories
Welcome aboard Cherrystone Family Camping Resort’s own charter fishing boat, the Miss Jennifer. The 50-foot boat is owned and operated by Captain Ray Cardone. Miss Jennifer departs from the Cherrystone dock for daily fishing trips from Memorial Day through the fall season. You can enjoy the excitement of Chesapeake Bay drift fishing, bait and tackle included. No license fee is required when fishing from the Miss Jennifer. For more information about Miss Jennifer, visit www.missjennifercharterfishing.com.
SUNSET BAY CRUISES
(with Dolphin Search) are also offered to experience the most spectacular sunsets on the Chesapeake Bay. Tickets and information are available at Cherrystone’s Welcome Center. Please note all trips are subject to weather conditions and a 10-person minimum booking. Fishing trips also are subject to previous charter bookings.Pedal Boats, Kayaks, Canoes and Fishing Boat Rentals are available at the Bait & Tackle Shop.