Patuxent River Park

Patuxent River Park

Website :  http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Nature/Patuxent_River_Park.htm

Address & Directions from a Major Highway :
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-8395

Traveling south on Route 301, beyond the Route 4 intersection, turn left onto Croom Road (Route 382). Turn left onto Croom Airport Road.  Follow Croom Airport Road to Park Entrance Road on the left.

Public or Private : Operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation
Site Access (days & hours) : Open daily, 8:00 a.m. to sunset

Water Trail access close January through March Annually

Special arrangements for use (requirements & contact’s phone number) : Reservations required for camping and canoe and kayak rentals.  301-627-6074

Special Interests (museum, fishing pier, swimming pool, etc.) : The Patuxent River Park manages more than 7,000 acres of natural area parkland. Natural history programs, nature hikes, river ecology boat tours, camping, boating, and canoing are offered here. Patuxent River Park offers fishing piers, hiking and horseback trails, canoe and kayak rentals, boat ramps, campgrounds, the Duvall Tool Museum, and the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Driving Tour. The park hosts a variety of different special events. The preservation of the natural environment and the river’s scenic character are priorities at this site.

Parking: (number of spaces, distance to the water) : 12 at launching ramp near the water for vehicles with boat trailer.  More at park office. Fees : Daily or annual permits required.  Check at Visitor Center for application and fees.You can also download a fee table here: Fee Structure 2014

Wheel Chair Access : Yes
Toilets : Yes
Picnic tables : Yes
Camping : Yes.  Primitive tent camping is available on a year round basis by reservation.

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