WATERFRONT VISITORS CENTER

  • Overview: We are located on a rural site in a former General Store situated just a few dozen yards from the Patuxent waterfront and adjacent to both a County Park and State Wildlife Sanctuary. Our offices are ideal for group gatherings and meetings and outdoor musical performances or teaching scenarios in a pastoral setting with a stunning view of the Patuxent River. Our location is managed as a clubhouse for Patuxent Riverkeeper members with a variety of amenities that are shared with the general public– including kayak and canoe rentals, a visitor’s center store where maps and sundries can be purchased, and boats rented.

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    • Guided Trips and tours. We have on request organized guided paddle tours of the river and specialized tours for people interested in particular facets of the river including birding tours, tours of pollution sites, recreational outings and such. In 2018; we acquired a pontoon boat for educational tours we hope to launch starting in 2019.
    • Events, We have hosted native American inspired “Day of the Dead” ceremonies  plus related events like “Honoring Sacred Waters” events where participants commune and share reverence, context, soulfulness and mindfulness for mother nature. We have held jazz concerts, Historic Home Tours, Bike-athons and more: Our waterfront office has been the destination for a variety of signature events, concerts and other public and member oriented  gatherings that synchronize with our watershed protection mission. 
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    • Boat rentals: Canoes and kayaks can be rented by appointment at our office in-season. Reservations can be made either online or via toll free number at: 855-27-Kayak 
    • Public Water Access: Our location provides river and public access in part of the river where such access has historically been scarce and much needed.

 

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