About Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park
Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park was named in honor of Bill Burton, a Baltimore Evening Sun reporter, writer, and fisherman who, for more than 50 years, chronicled outdoor opportunities and fished with presidents from Eisenhower to George H.W. Bush. The park is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Walking trails run along the waters edge, with spots for picnicking and watching the sun set over the Choptank. The piers are lighted and quite popular because of the variety of fish that can be caught, including perch, striped bass, croakers, sea trout, catfish, and of course, Chesapeake Bay blue crabs.