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 (www.sanctuaries.noaa.gov/mallows-bay).
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
Park (Active since 2014)
Nearest City: Nanjemoy
GPS Coordinates: 38.468329, -77.263622
Directions: Directions: 1440 Wilson Landing Rd, Nanjemoy, MD 20662
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.
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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.
This site is open to the public
RSVP Not Required
Maximum Volunteers: 250
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.