Shallow Creek Kayaks

Get out on the water with Shallow Creek Kayaks! Groups can enjoy a day out on one of Baltimore's various bodies of water, including Shallow Creek, North Point Park, West Inverness Ramp, Wilson Point, Millers Island, Chesterwood Park, Bush River – Joppatowne, Prettyboy Reservoir, Loch Raven and more. Kayaks include single and tandem models. Life-vests and paddles are also available. You can take a self-guided trip with your group or have a guided fishing or swimming tour. Launch points other than Shallow Creek incur an additional fee. Ask about additional launch point locations within a 30-mile radius of Shallow Creek.
Contact Info
Address: 9300 North Point Rd, Fort Howard, Maryland 21052. City of Baltimore. Tel: 443-632-4462. Website: Hrs: Vary. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee. 

Kayaking and Rafting Fun Facts

Ever wonder how a small life jacket can keep your larger body afloat? An object displaces water, which pushes back and causes buoyancy (the more water you displace, the greater the force that pushes back). A life jacket is filled with a very light material, so it can displace a lot of water in comparison to its weight, meaning it will float high on top of the water and keep your head above the surface.

Next time you take a rafting trip, think about the physics involved: learn about how things float, the force and torque from the water and paddle, and the logistics of crossing running water. Most guides can also give you interesting facts about the river in which you are rafting, its history, and the surrounding wilderness. Don’t stop asking questions!