Typical of river habitat on the Chesapeake Bay, Fairmount WMA's 4,000 acres are mostly marshlands. It is located between the Manokin and Annemessex Rivers in Somerset County. Forested wetlands occupy a small portion of the area. Two man-made ponds, or "impoundments," have been created. This habitat, as well as the lush wetland plants, including wigeongrass, horned pondweed and saltmarsh bulrush and a dense population of invertebrates make Fairmount attractive to many species of waterfowl.
From U.S. Route 13, take MD 413 south to MD 361 west to Fairmount WMA. Marked parking areas located off Fairmount Road, Lower Hill Road, and Fords Wharf Road. Boat access: via Rumbley, Frenchtown, and Coulbourne Creek public boat ramps. For additional information contact the Wellington WMA at (410) 543-8223.