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Patuxent Camp Grounds

Patuxent Camp Grounds covers 35 acres of wooded, river-front land that is part of farmland once owned by schooner Capt. Thomas Chesley Hance. The river-front section was cleared and turned into a campground 30 years ago by Mrs. Eby.

The facilities include a shower house, water and electric hookups, a dumping station, several piers, a boat ramp, a swimming raft. Non-paying inhabitants include deer, birds, possums, and a skunk or two. Fishing and crabbing are excellent. Beautiful sunsets over the river at no extra charge.

Well down-stream of the PEPCO oil spill, and on a protected cove, the Patuxent Camp Grounds was relatively unaffected. Fishing and crabbing are good.

Reservations are necessary, and it is a good idea to call well in advance for directions and to reserve a campsite. (410) 586-9880

Photographs by Calvert County Living

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