Located on a narrow island served primarily by Hoopers Island Road, Fishing Creek has a restaurant (Old Salty's), a post office, and a general store (King's Island Pride), as well as crabbing businesses. Local legend posits a number of ghosts in the Fishing Creek area. The village is on the upper island of the three island chain known as Hoopers Island, about fifteen miles from the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
The U.S. Coast Guard's Station Annapolis, part of the Coast Guard's Sector Baltimore, was originally located at the lighthouseThomas Point Light at Fishing Creek, in the lighthouse-keeper's barge. It later moved to a nearby smallboat station. In 1972, a new station was built on the site where the barge was moored.