Piney Run Reservoir
30 Martz Road, Sykesville
For more information, call 410-795-3274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7 a.m. to sunset from April 1 to Oct. 31. Sunrise to sunset Nov. 1 to March 31.
This 300 acre lake owned by the Carroll County Department of Parks and Recreation offers up multiple boat ramps, and canoe and kayak rentals. Fishers have the opportunity to catch a variety of species from largemouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish and black crappie.
2844 Snydersburg Road, Hampstead
For more information, visit www.cascadelake.com or call 410-374-9111
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday.
Cascade Lake features swimming, water slides, paddle boats and fishing on a 6-acre lake in Hampstead. Guests can take picnic lunches or purchase food at the Cascade Cafe. Swimmers can wade in through the sandy-bottom outlet before reaching the roped-off deep end for confident swimmers. The park also features a Spray N' Playground with geysers, bubblers and water tunnels for nonswimmers.
Westminster Municipal Pool
325 Royer Road, Westminster
For more information, call 410-751-5501
Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday through Saturday
The Westminster Municipal pool features a waterslide and diving area for those who love an adventurous day in the water, as well as swim lanes for those who want to run laps. The pool offers individual and family memberships as well as season passes. Throughout the summer, the also host the Westminster Stingrays Swim Team and swimming lessons.
Lions Club Park swimming hole
Corner of Old Hanover Road and Littlestown Pike in Union Mills
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From dawn until dusk
A natural creek located at Lions Club Park next to the Union Mills homestead, this is a great swimming option for those who want an entirely natural experience. Take a dip in some fresh running water or just have a picnic lunch with your family.
300 John Owings Road, Westminster
For more information, visit www.hashawha.org.
From dawn until dusk
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Combine fishing opportunities with bird and wildlife watching at Lake Hashawha, a restored wetland area at the beginning of the Stream Trail at Hashawha Environmental Center. The area is home to great blue heron, red-winged blackbirds and belted kingfishers, as well as butterflies, dragonflies and painted turtles. Fishing is permitted, though the use of live bait is not. Bluegills, green sunfish and smallmouth bass are the most frequently caught fish.