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Canoe and Kayak Rentals

canoeingThe Patuxent River offers excellent opportunities for canoeing and kayaking. The river is accessible from just below Route 50 in Bowie to the mouth at Drum Point. The Patuxent Water Trail offers paddlers access to the river to camp along its banks and visit its numerous parks, historic sites, sanctuaries and wildlife areas. Detailed information is available at www.patuxentwatertrail.org

The Jug Bay Natural Area, with its tidal freshwater wetlands, offers outstanding opportunities for paddlers. Two launch sites, Jackson's Landing and Selby's Landing, provide access to Jug Bay. The park rents canoes and kayaks daily from April through October.

Daily rentals require reservations and they are available starting at 8:30 am and must be returned by 3:30 pm.

Daily Rentals
Residents $16
Non-Residents
$20
Overnight Rentals
Residents $20
Non-Residents
$24
Downriver Rentals From Points North of Jug Bay*
Residents $20
Non-Residents
$24

*Special arrangements apply--reservations are required. Call the park office at least one week in advance of your trip. DOWNRIVER TRIPS BEGIN IN MAY.

Canoes and Kayaks Rented by the Hour
Residents $7
Non-Residents
$9

 On weekends and holidays, canoes and kayaks can be rented by the hour (if available). Lastly, guided canoe and kayak trips, led by a certified American Canoe Association instructor, are offered for groups. For details, please call the park.