Trash Free Potomac Network - Connecting for a Trash Free Watershed

Mallows Bay Trash Cleanup and Family Fun Day
Cleanup Event

October 07, 2017, 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rain Date: October 08, 2017, 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

In Mallows Bay, more than 100 World War 1-era wooden vessels rest in the shallow bay -waters and along its shoreline marking one of the most curious yet important periods in the Nation’s maritime history. As the nation commemorates the centennial anniversary of WWI, Mallows Bay and the adjacent area of the Potomac River is also being considered for designation as a National Marine Sanctuary (

This event, now in its 4th year, has been expanded to include a variety of other family-friendly activities! Bring a canoe, kayak or walk along the shore. If you need a rental, please contact Judy at Atlantic Kayak ( or 301-292-6455 - she will deliver and pick up the kayak and safety gear.

Thanks for considering this legendary site along the Potomac. We hope you are able to join us

Mallows Bay Park

Site Type

Park (Active since 2014)


County: Charles

State: Maryland

Zip: 20662

Nearest City: Nanjemoy

GPS Coordinates: 38.468329, -77.263622


Directions: Directions: 1440 Wilson Landing Rd, Nanjemoy, MD 20662

MD-210 South (Indian Head Hwy)
Turn LEFT at Lower Wharf Road (go 0.2 miles)
Turn LEFT on MD-225 East / Hawthorne Road (go 1.3 miles)
Turn RIGHT on MD-224 South / Chicamuxent Rd (go 8.5 miles)
Turn RIGHT on MD-224 South / Riverside Rd (go 4.1 miles)
Turn RIGHT on Wilsons Landing Rd (go 0.6 miles to parking lot)

Watershed Middle Potomac
Sub Watershed

Parking Capacity:

Restrooms are available.

This site is suitable for children under seven.

This site is suitable for the elderly.

This site is suitable for the disabled.

Notes & Special Issues

The Mallows Bay site is generally open to most abilities and ages, although some may find challenges walking the shore and/or navigating the waters due to the obstacles presented by the ghost fleet remnants. Cleanup sites are available along the Park's shoreline. For those with kayaks/canoes, additional shoreline sites require a brief (5-15 minute) trip from the boat ramp. We also anticipate that some small boats will be available to provide shuttle service to shorelines adjacent to the park for limited numbers of volunteers.


What To Expect


This site is open to the public

RSVP Not Required

Maximum Volunteers: 250

Contact Info.

Sammy Orlando



Please come prepared for seasonal weather and water-related activity. Dressing in layers is suggested - long sleeves and pants are recommended. Sturdy shoes or boots are needed (no open toe shoes). A change of clothes may be desired.