Canoe and kayak rentals will begin on April 3, 2021 for weekends only.
Patuxent River Park offers weekend (Saturday-Sunday) canoe and kayak rentals April through October at Jug Bay Natural Area. Rentals begin at 9:00 am and all boats must be returned by 3:00 pm. Overnight canoe and kayak rentals are available for select water-access campsite rentals. Online reservations with designated launch times are required. Reservations cannot be made within 24 hours of rental date. Renters must check in at the service window upon arrival.
The Patuxent Water Trail offers paddlers access to much of the river to camp along its banks and visit its numerous parks, historic sites, sanctuaries, and wildlife areas. Upriver paddle access begins at Governor Bridge Natural Area (#58). For more detailed information, please visit the website.