Boat propulsion is limited to rowing, paddling, or battery-powered motors. Unlike the other city owned reservoirs, boating at Loch Raven Reservoir is managed by the Loch Raven Fishing Center, a Baltimore County operated concession located on Dulaney Valley Road. All boats operated on Loch Raven Reservoir must have a permit issued by the Loch Raven Fishing Center and boat launching is only permitted from the boat ramp.

Due to the potential for zebra mussel‚Äč infestations, boaters on Liberty, Loch Raven, and Prettyboy Reservoirs must sign an affidavit stating their boat will be used only on these reservoirs. Live bait is prohibited unless purchased from a Maryland certified zebra mussel-free bait store.

For more information about boating at Loch Raven, please call the Loch Raven Fishing Center at 410 887-7692