Mattawoman Creek

Mattawoman Creek near Indian Head, MD


This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars This trail was given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars
8 miles
5hours
easy
Sea Kayaking, Canoeing
Spring, Summer, Fall
Indian Head, MD
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This trail is less than an hour from the center of DC, but provides plenty of scenery and wildlife. Although you may come across a few power boaters in the summer, there are shallower areas where only the kayaker can go. Within the first mile there is a small island that is good for a picnic or a swim. This trip can be extended for many more miles as Mattawoman Creek heads towards the Potomac.

Directions:

From I-495 East, exit onto MD 210 South/Indianhead Hwy. Follow until the end of the road, which is in the town of Indian Head. Just before the Naval Base take a left onto Mattingly Avenue. Follow to the end of the road and park at the boat landing.

There is a $5 fee that is on the honor system at the landing. The park is open from sunrise to sunset.




Please check the bottom of the Description (above left; click) for the author's written directions.

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