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. It's an exciting year to be along this section of the Potomac! Mallows Bay and an adjacent area of the Potomac River are being considered for designation as a National Marine Sanctuary. Additionally, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, in cooperation with MD DNR, will be launching a new water quality buoy for recreational and commercial users!
Bring a canoe, kayak or walk along the shore. Join local historians and archaeologists who will share the stories of Mallows as part of the cleanup activities. 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: 200
The cleanup will stage at the County Park. The site is most captivating at lower tide levels, so for those able, we can get started at 10:30a. You are welcome and encouraged to bring your own kayak or canoe and launch from the County boat ramp. The Mallows Bay site is generally open to most abilities and ages (above 12 years preferred), although some may find challenges walking the shore and/or navigating the waters due to the obstacles presented by the ghost fleet remnants.