Programs and Events

Reservations are required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Please register for these programs online through PARKS DIRECT.

Upcoming Programs    

Nature Hike
Join a Naturalist on a guided woodland nature hike. Topics vary but coincide with the season. Meet at Visitors Center
All Ages
Fee: Resident $3; Non-resident $4
Saturdays, July 14 and August 18, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Sunset Boat Tour
Board a pontoon boat for a quiet sunset cruise on the picturesque Patuxent River. Refreshments will be served. Meet at Visitors Center
All Ages
Fee: Resident $5; Non-resident $7
Saturdays, July 21 and August 4, 6:30 - 8 pm

Nature Photography
Join us for a nature hike at one of our nearby natural areas in search of photo shooting examples. Learn the tricks of the trade to capture great photographs. Bring water, sunscreen, and wear weather appropriate clothing. All cameras welcome, though DSLR (and cameras where settings can be adjusted) are recommended. Meet at Visitors Center
Ages 13 and older
Fee: Resident $3; Non-resident $4
Saturday, July 28, 9 - 11 am

Patuxent River Kayak Trip
Explore the natural beauty and cultural history of the river on a guided kayak trip. Theme is 'Spring Migration'. Meet at Visitors Center
Ages 18 and older
Fee: Resident $25; Non-resident $33
Saturday, August 11, 1 - 4 pm

Upcoming Events

GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT
Do you want to go camping but don't know how or where to go? Designed for first-time campers, this event provides an opportunity for families to learn basic camping skills as well as connect with nature. Enjoy tent camping, nature hikes, adventure activities, stargazing, campfires, and s'mores! Park staff will be on site for the entire event. Reservations are required and space is limited.
Saturday June 23, 10 am - Sunday June 24, 10 am
Fee: $12/camper
Register online at PARKS DIRECT (Click on 'Ticketing' and keyword search 'campout')