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Camping and Picnics

New for 2018!

Campsites A-D will change in location, amount of campers per site, and rental fee; they will be open by April 1. Rental options for our picnic pavilion have been modified. A PARKS DIRECT account is required for all campsite and pavilion reservations.

Camping

roasting marshmellowsThe Jug Bay Natural Area offers primitive tent camping for groups; no RVs or tent trailers. There are four sites in the small group (15 people or fewer) camp area and two sites near the river (Canoe Campsite & Selby's), all of which are open year round. Each campsite offers picnic tables, a fire ring, and some firewood. The small group camp area features solar-powered indoor composting accessible restroom facilities onsite. Running water is not available at the campsites but potable water is available in front of the Visitors' Center restrooms. 

Groups of 25 or fewer can enjoy our Water Trail Campsites. They feature two portable toilets on site but no drinking water (available at the pavilion/barn area well house). Guests can launch canoes and kayaks (your own or rented from the park) from a floating pier.

Camping is by reservation only and payment is due at that time. At the time of reservation, staff provides guests a combination to gain entrance through our secured gates. 

Please call the Park office, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm to reserve Campsites A-D, Selby's, and Canoe Camp. Water Trail Campsite (Iron Pot Landing, White Oak Landing, Spice Creek, or Milltown Landing) reservations can be made by calling the park office. 

Campsite Rentals


SITE Price(per night) AVAILABLITY
Canoe Camp $25Resident/$33Non-Resident check availability
Selby's Camp $25R/$33NR check availability
Campsite A $15R/$20NR check availability
Campsite B
$15R/$20NR
check availability
Campsite C
$15R/$20NR
check availability
Campsite D
$15R/$20NR
check availability
Iron Pot Landing*
$20R/$26NR
check availability
White Oak Landing*
$20R/$26NR
check availability
Spice Creek*
$20R/$26NR
check availability
Milltown Landing*
$20R/$26NR
check availability
*Patuxent Water Trail Site-water access only

Picnics

picnic pavillion with balloonsThe park offers a location for group picnics all year. The site includes a large pavilion with electrical outlets and 20 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 softball equipment, volleyball, and horseshoes. A volleyball net, basketball hoop, and horseshoe pits are in place for your convenience and enjoyment. Guests desiring use of the onsite barn must request this option when making a reservation. 

Picnics are by reservation only and payment is due at that time. Also due at the time of reservation is a $100 security deposit. At the time of reservation, staff provides guests a combination to gain entrance through our secured gates. 

Pavilion Rentals

Day Use Up to 200 people 10 am-7 pm $400R/$520NR check availability
Overnight Up to 200 people 7 pm-9 am $200R/$260NR check availability
To make a reservation, call the park office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.

*Residents are those who reside in Prince George's or Montgomery County. Proof of residency is required.