The Patuxent River is the largest river completely within Maryland: 115 miles long, a watershed of over 900 square miles. It was designated one of Maryland’s most scenic rivers in 1968 and is full of history, culture, and natural beauty. Seven counties lie within the watershed and offer a diversity of outdoor activities. By completing this challenge, you will experience a different Patuxent River with each activity as it changes from its headwaters to the Chesapeake Bay.
Participate in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the Patuxent River watershed. Complete one activity per county plus the City of Laurel in a calendar year (8 total activities). Document your participation by taking a selfie with each activity’s Patuxent Challenge sign. To receive your prize, email your selfie pics to PatuxentChallenge@gmail.com.
Share your adventures on social media using the hashtag, #PatuxentChallenge.
Prizes will be shipped January 2019. One prize pack per address.
Go to the Sites and Activities page for locations.
The Patuxent Challenge is an initiative by the Tourism Workgroup of the Patuxent River Commission. The Tourism Workgroup was established to maintain, create, and encourage opportunities for river-related economic activities and encourage public access and recreational opportunities to the river and tributaries throughout the Patuxent River watershed.
Use of #PatuxentChallenge on social media sites is intended exclusively to promote and share recreational enjoyment of the Patuxent River. When utilizing #PatuxentChallenge, please refrain from posting: (1) content that is unlawful, profane, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to others; or (2) third party commercial advertising or promotion. Views and opinions expressed while utilizing #PatuxentChallenge do not necessarily represent those of the Patuxent River Commission or other sponsors.
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