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Camp Sites & Pavilion Rentals
Camp Sites A-D and Canoe Camp
The Jug Bay Natural Area offers primitive tent camping; no RVs or tent trailers. There are four small group sites (A-D) that accommodate up to 15 people each, and one site near the river (Canoe Camp), that can accommodate up to 25 people. These sites are open year-round. Each campsite offers picnic tables, a fire pit with a 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. Canoe Camp has a portable toilet available. Running water is not available at these campsites. Campers are encouraged to bring their own drinking water.
To reserve one of these sites, please call the park office at 301-627-6074 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Groups 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 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. 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.
View and download the Patuxent Water Trail-Mid River Map (PDF) and the 2023 Tide Table Chart to plan your trip.
|Site||Price Per Night||Number of Campers|
|Canoe 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|
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 or submit an online application by clicking on the button below. Submitting an application does not guarantee a reservation.
View and download the Patuxent River Park Pavilion & Campsite Area (PDF) map.
Pavilion Rentals (Effective January 1, 2022)
|Purpose||Fee||Group Size||Time Frame|
|Day use||$400R/ $520NR||Up to 200 people||10am - 9pm|
|Day use||$600R/ $780NR||Over 200 people||10am - 9pm|
|Off-season (Nov-March) use||$100R/ $130NR||10am - 9pm|
|Overnight||$100R/ $130NR||Up to 200 people||9pm - 9am|
|Overnight||$200R/ $260NR||Over 200 people||9pm - 9am|
|Off-season (Nov-March) overnight||$50R/ $65NR||9pm - 9am|
*In order to reserve the pavilion for overnight use, a day use rental is required.
*Group size restrictions subject to change
*$100 security deposit required
*Residents are those who reside in Prince George's or Montgomery County. Proof of residency is required.