Detailed guide to kayaing and canoing the Patuxent River
From its source at Parrs Ridge in Carroll County to Drum Point on the Chesapeake Bay, the Patuxent River is known for its treasured resources and natural beauty.
Dense woodlands buffer the upper reaches while farmlands dominate the southern part creating scenic vistas and a serene rural environment.
Archaeological and cultural resources tell the story of 10,000 years of human habitation along it's shores.
In 1968, the State recognized its valuable resources and designated the Patuxent River as one of Maryland's Scenic Rivers.
Since then, federal, state and local agencies along with conservation organizations have partnered together...
... to preserve, enhance and restore the natural and cultural resources of the river and to be good stewards for the protection of its watershed.
The 115 mile long Patuxent River is unique, as it's the longest river that flows entirely within the state of Maryland.