I second what Ti' Punch suggested. Kiptopeake is one of our favorite places. In October you can watch the birders catching and banding birds at the State Park there.
The water is deep close to shore. We try to anchor
as far NE as we can get on the south side of the old ferry
terminal. No good if there is appreciable wind
out of the SSW to WSW. Then you have to go north of the terminal, but the swim buoys keep you farther out. If wind
direction (or perhaps light offshore
wind bringing mosquitoes ) causes you to move closer to the concrete ships, be aware of strong tidal currents at times.
We have seen the anchorage cluttered with crab pots at times. I respect a working man, but I find it irritating that with the millions of acres on the Bay suitable for crabpots, and the much much smaller acreage suitable for anchoring
, they feel they have a right to that, too. Oh well, some day soon they will have wiped out the crabs as well.