Put your paddling skills to the test this summer by joining Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary for a paddle on the Patuxent River, Maryland's longest and most beautiful river. The Patuxent River Paddle-A-Thon will feature an 11 mile paddle. Paddlers are encouraged to bring their own gear, however, there are a limited number of kayaks, canoes, paddles and PFD’s (personal floatation devices) for rent. Bad weather date is Saturday June 15th. Paddlers must keep both dates free. There will be no refunds if the bad weather date is utilized. There will be refunds if both dates are cancelled.
The 11 mile paddle launches at Queen Anne Canoe Launch located at 18405 Queen Anne Road,
Upper Marlboro and exits at Jug Bay’s Emory Waters Nature Preserve located at 6032 Pindell Road, Lothian.
See https://jugbay.org/paddleathon/ for more information. Registration opens March 1, 2024.
Paddlers must properly wear a US Coast Guard approved PFD, in good working order, at all times while on the water and on piers.The Patuxent River is a relatively slow-moving river, but paddlers must be able to propel the boat/board through the water and:
• Independently participate in all activities while maintaining an appropriate and safe body position.
• Manage all personal care and personal mobility independently.
• Effectively communicate with leaders and other participants.
Bring a reusable water bottle with plenty of water, sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, extra snacks, extra set of dry clothes, and close toed shoes that can get wet. Registration is required. For more information including safety and logistics, visit paddleathon – JugBay Wetlands Sanctuary.