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Patuxent River Water Trail

The Patuxent River Water Trail offers visitors the opportunity to paddle the river, camp along its banks and visit its numerous parks, historic sites, sanctuaries and wildlife areas. The 110 mile long river is unique in that it is the longest river that flows entirely within the state of Maryland.

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.

Hours: The water trail has access points that provide access to the river at any time and others that are open at specific times, such as daylight hours. Hours for each location can be found at www.patuxentwatertrail.org.
Fees: Fees vary per site, some are free, while others charge a fee to launch or camp.
For more information about Patuxent River Water Trail call (301) 249-8200 or visit the following website: http://www.patuxentwatertrail.org.

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