Kayaking on Mattawoman Creek
Nature and paddling are one of the best combinations for relaxation. Come explore Mattawoman Creek with us.
Mattawoman Creek is a freshwater tidal body of water that has been described by many as the most pristine tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. Let's get on the water and explore it together! Beginner to advanced kayakers are all welcome!
No boat? No problem! Rent one from Atlantic Kayak. Rates for single kayaks are 1 hour - $29; 2 hours - $39. Rate for double kayaks (tandems) are 1 hour - $49; 2 hours - $59. Add 6% Maryland sales tax to the cost of your rental.
Reservations are required if you plan to rent a kayak from Atlantic Kayak. Call 301-292-6455 to reserve your kayak. A personal flotation device (PFD) and safety whistle are included with your rental.
If bringing your own boat, be sure and also bring your own PFD and safety whistle. There is no launch fee if you bring your own boat.
PFDs are required for all paddlers and must be worn properly (not strapped on the deck of your kayak) throughout the entire trip.
This activity is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are welcome to attend two WO events as guests. On your third event, we'll ask you to join the Mid-Atlantic Region of Women Outdoors. You can also join right now by clicking on this Join Us link.
Registration is limited to 12 participants and will close on Thursday, August 4, whichever comes first.
Bring (if bringing your own boat):
- Snack for on the water and lots of water
- Lunch in cooler (to be left in car while we paddle)
- Sun hat
- Bug spray (especially for picnic area)
- Waterproof bag if carrying your phone, camera or other valuables
- Binoculars (optional)
- Camera (optional)
While Atlantic Kayak has docks for entering and exiting your kayak, it would still be advisable to wear shoes you can get wet and a long sleeve shirt for sun protection.
Specific meeting location and inclement weather information. Your automatic confirmation email will provide the exact location where we will meet for the event. It will also provide information on possible cancellation if required by weather conditions. (Scroll all the way to the bottom of the email.)Please respect the trip leaders and other members and arrive on time - 10:00 a.m.
The automatic confirmation email is the only email you will receive about this event. There is A LOT of important information in that email about this event. Be sure and save it or print it out.
Are you vaccinated? Please let us know when you register. Based on that response, we can tailor appropriate CDC safety protocols for this get-together.
- WO members and guests must agree to our COVID-19 Safety Agreement & Assumption of Risk Statement during the registration process.
RSVP and Cancellation – IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ
Be sure to copy down the address and trip leader contact information from the confirmation email to bring with you as there might not be good cell service at the event location.
If you register but then are unable to attend, please cancel your registration. Events may be cancelled due to lack of attendance, as well as changes in weather or other circumstances.
If you must cancel at the last minute, call or text the event host/trip leader (see your confirmation email for contact details) and let her know who it is who is calling/texting.
To Cancel: Go to your Registration List
- Click on this event in your list.
- Click on the Already registered link under the REGISTER button.
- At the next page that opens with your registration form, click on the CANCEL REGISTRATION button, and then again click on Cancel Registration on the pop-up form.
- Ignore the link to contact the administrator.