Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park
Thank you, for making the First Annual Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park a HUGE SUCCESS! So much so, we’ve decided to do it again.
Registration is now open for the
2nd Annual Paddlefest at Janes Island State Park
The event will be held on:
Saturday, June 1, 2024
(Rain date June 8th, 2024)
We're excited to be planning another paddle event chocked full of fun activities including guided paddles, poker run paddle, campfire on the water, food, music, pontoon boat rides, coastal clean-up, children's activities, nature crafts and more! Schedule of Events will be posted on the website once the details finalized.
Event is FREE, however registration is required to allow us to properly plan for the event. You are encouraged to bring your own boat. The park has a limited number of rental boats available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may also consider making arrangements in advance with a local vendor offering a variety of single and tandem kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. Multi-day reservations may also be made in advance.
For experienced paddlers, there will be a "Janes Island Challenge". This challenge consists of a 13-mile paddle, circumnavigating Janes Island. It is not a race and for non-motorized vessels only. Must register to participate to receive the challenge completion token (Note- This challenge is weather dependent and not recommended for novice paddlers due to open water and swift currents)
Activities begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024. Anyone who wishes to camp at Janes Island State Park can make camping reservations online at
parkreservations.maryland.gov or by calling 1-888-432-2267. Also, there are local motels and airbnb options available.
Questions and comments may be directed to:
Janes Island State Park website.
By phone: (410) 968-1565
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