Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Hours of Operation
January 3, 2017: First day to reserve the Pavilion and Camp Sites A, B, C, and D for 2017 dates.
February 1, 2017: First day to reserve Canoe Camp, Selby's Camp, and water trail sites for 2017 dates.
Our mission is to manage natural and historical resources along the Patuxent River in order to promote environmental awareness and stewardship through education, conservation, preservation, and recreation.
The Patuxent River
The Patuxent River was first recognized by the State of Maryland as a valuable natural resource, worthy of protection, in the Patuxent River Watershed Act of 1961.
In Prince George's County, the Commission owns more than 7,000 acres of riverside parkland that protect the natural resources and preserve the scenic character of the river.
Several properties are open for public use including:
Park guests can enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, canoeing, archaeology and nature study.
AMERICAN INDIAN VILLAGE
The American Indian Village at Patuxent River Park replicates an Eastern Woodland Village with various components giving visitors opportunities to explore the history of the Indigenous peoples of Prince George's County,
We also offer programming at the Village. Find out more by visiting our Educational Programs page.
In addition, there is the Patuxent Rural Life Museums, a collection of late 19th century and early 20th century buildings and historic structures dedicated to preserving the rural heritage of southern Prince George's County.
Follow park road past Visitors Center to the bottom of the hill. Parking limitation - 12 vehicles with trailers; 12 additional vehicles.
Follow Croom Airport Road (past park entrance road) to a dead end, turn left and follow
Clyde Watson Boating Area
Follow Croom Road about 10 miles south of Jug Bay and turn left on Magruder's Ferry Road. Entrance is on the right. Parking limitation - 15 vehicles with trailers and 25 additional vehicles. Personal watercraft