Patuxent River Kayak Camper
(RSVP's for this event open Tuesday April 16th at 9:45 PM)
One of our members is internationally famous for the exacting detail she goes to when planning something like a kayak camping trip. I don't know if she will be able to join us for this trip but she did agree to let me borrow one of her excellent plans for a kayak camping trip she led on the Patuxent River near Jug Bay a couple years ago. Those of us who attended had a great time despite less than perfect weather. One of the challenges of this trip is learning to pack all of your camping gear, clothing, food and water for two days in your kayak. No one will ever equal Gayle when it comes to packing stuff in a kayak.
We will be on the water from Selby's Landing Boat Ramp at 6:30 PM on Friday, May 10, 2011 for a short one mile paddle to our camp site for Friday evening at White Oak Landing on Mataponi Creek. If you can't make it by 6:30 there will be options to come slightly later Friday or on Saturday morning.
After arriving at White Oak, we set up camp, cook dinner and spend the evening gathered around the fire. After breakfast Saturday morning we will hook up with anyone arriving Saturday and explore a little of Mataponi Creek before heading back out to the Patuxent.
To make things a little easier this year we will also spend Saturday night at White Oak Landing which should give us a number of options for hikes and paddles in the area.
After packing up on Sunday we will take our time heading back to Selby's Landing and exploring the numerous small creeks along the way.
There will be a small charge for this trip ($5-$10) to cover the cost of the camp sites. You will be responsible for providing your own camping equipment, food and water. The good news is that the camp sites does have a porta john.
Rental Kayaks are available for the 2.5 day trip at a rate of $90.00 including paddle and PFD. You must provide your own camping gear, food and water. To reserve a rental boat for this trip just answer the rental question(s) when you RSVP.