Camp Sites & Pavilion Rentals


Camp Sites A-D and Canoe Camp

Green and Blue tent in front of a campfire

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 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. 

Campsite Rentals

*Residents are those who reside in Prince George's or Montgomery County. Proof of residency is required.
Site Price Per Night Number of Campers
Canoe Camp $25R/ $33NR Up to 25 people
Selby's Camp Closed Closed
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


Patuxent River Park Pavilion with Rustic Barn in the background

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.