Susquehanna State Park Quest - The Mighty Susquehanna Through The Ages

Introduction To Quest

Rock Run Grist MillQuest participants will explore the Susquehanna River, the Conowingo Dam, and ancient petroglyphs as they embark on a mission to discover the importance of the river through the ages.

Quest Information

The quest is available June 1st to December 1st. However, the Mill that houses the petroglyphs is open only on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The quest begins at the Trailhead of the Greenways Trail. Participants can start at Susquehanna State Park in the pull offs along Stafford Road/Craig’s Corner Road. If the parking is full there is additional parking at the Conowingo Dam parking lot. Participants are welcome to go in either direction. If parking at the Conowingo Dam parking lot, participants should be wary of vulture damage to vehicles.

Park Information

Located along the Susquehanna River valley with its heavy forest cover and rocky terrain, Susquehanna State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The park is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland and the river itself beckons fishermen and boaters alike. Susquehanna State Park also contains a family friendly campground with traditional campsites and cabins. History buffs will be drawn to the restored Rock Run Historic Area with its working gristmill, the Carter-Archer Mansion, Jersey Toll House and the remains of the Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal. The river offers excellent fishing opportunities, including pike, perch, and bass for shoreline anglers or boating anglers who launch from the Lapidum Boat Ramp.

Directions to Susquehanna State Park

  • Take I-95 north or south to Route 155, exit 89. Proceed west on Route 155 to Route 161. Turn right on Route 161 and then right on Rock Run Road. Follow Rock Run Road to the park. Once in the park follow the signs to the Deer Creek Picnic Area. The Greenways Trail begins just past the Deer Creek Picnic Area where Stafford Road and Craig’s Corner Road meet.
  • Make a reservation to stay at the park.