Camp Sites & Pavilion Rentals
Camping: Jug Bay Natural Area
NOTICE: Campsites A, B, C, D, and Canoe Camp are OPEN starting Friday, March 5 for a maximum of 10 people (same household or family only) Friday-Sunday.
Selby's Camp is currently CLOSED.
The Jug Bay Natural Area offers primitive tent camping; no RVs or tent trailers. There are four small group sites (A-D), and two sites near the river (Canoe Camp & Selby's Camp), that accommodate up to 10 people (same household or family only). These sites are open year round. Each campsite offers picnic tables, a fire pit with cooking grate, and a limited amount of firewood. These campsites are located near several hiking trails and within walking distance of the river.
The small group camp area (A-D) features accessible solar-powered indoor composting restroom facilities onsite. Selby’s Camp and Canoe Camp have portable toilets available. Running water is not available at these campsites. Campers are encouraged to bring their own drinking water or reusable bottles. Potable water is available in front of the Visitors Center restrooms (Note: the water is turned off during the Winter months of November through March).
To reserve one of these sites, please call the park office at 301-627-6074 or send an email to email@example.com for more information. You can also reserve a campsite and view a PARKS DIRECT map online.
Reservations made within 24 hours of the rental date must be made by phone or in person. At the time of reservation, staff will provide guests a combination to gain entrance through the campsite gates.
Camping: Patuxent Water Trail Campsites
NOTICE: Iron Pot Landing and White Oak Landing are OPEN starting Friday, March 5 for a maximum of 10 people (same household or family only) Friday-Sunday.
Spice Creek and Milltown Landing are currently CLOSED.
Groups of 10 or fewer (same household or family) can enjoy our water-access only campsites located at various points along the river and are a part of the Patuxent Water Trail. These sites include #44A Iron Pot Landing, #40A White Oak Landing, # 35A Spice Creek, or #30 Milltown Landing and are available for rent Friday-Sunday, April-October. Each site includes a portable toilet, picnic table, and a fire ring. These sites do not include running water or firewood. Guests may only access these sites via canoe or kayak. You may bring your own canoe/kayak or rent one from the park. Boat rentals are launched from #42 Jackson’s Landing and are available Friday-Sunday 8:30 am-2:00 pm April-October. Overnight parking is available at several park locations. Please complete the rental application below or call the park office for reservations at 301-627-6074.
Please note: Completing the application below does NOT guarantee a rental. Staff will contact applicants to collect further information and make payment to complete the reservation.
|SITE||PRICE PER NIGHT||NUMBER OF CAMPERS|
|Canoe Camp||$25 Resident (R)/$33 Non-Resident (NR)||Up to 25 people|
|Selby's Camp||$25R/$33NR||Up to 25 people|
|Campsite A||$15R/$20NR||Up to 15 people|
|Campsite B||$15R/$20NR||Up to 15 people|
|Campsite C||$15R/$20NR||Up to 15 people|
|Campsite D||$15R/$20NR||Up to 15 people|
|Iron Pot Landing*||$20R/$26NR||Up to 10 people|
|White Oak Landing*||$20R/$26NR||Up to 25 people|
|Spice Creek Landing*||$20R/$26NR||Up to 25 people|
|Milltown Landing*||$20R/$26NR||Up to 25 people|
NOTICE: Pavilion is CLOSED.
The park offers a premier location for group picnics all year. The site includes a large pavilion with electrical outlets, 30 picnic tables, and a two-story barn with tables and benches.
The pavilion area features indoor, accessible restroom facilities. The onsite well house provides drinking water as well as a locked storage room containing sports equipment and lawn games. The pavilion is located near several park trails and is within walking distance of the river.
Pavilion rentals are by reservation only and payment is due at that time. A $100 security deposit is required. Permit holders will be issued the gate combination code at the completion of the reservation. A Day Use reservation is required for any overnight reservation.
To make a reservation, call the park office at 301-627-6074. Pavilion reservations are not available online.
View and download the Patuxent River Park Pavilion & Campsite Area (PDF) map.
|Day use||$400 Resident (R)/$520 Non-Resident (NR)||Up to 200 people||10 am-7 pm|
|Overnight||$200 (R)/$260 (NR)||Up to 200 people||7 pm-9 am|
|Off-season (Nov-March) day use||$100 (R)/$130 (NR)||Up to 200 people||10 am-7 pm|
|Off-season (Nov-March) overnight||$50 (R)/$55 (NR)||Up to 200 people||7 pm-9 am|