Patapsco Valley State Park

children playing near a stream at Patapsco

Reservations

Contact: ​410-461-5005​
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Baltimore and Howard Counties

Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Hours: 9 a.m. to Sunset

 

ALERTS!

Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park’s many popular pavilions. The park is nationally known for its trail opportunities and scenery. We have over 200 miles of trails, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails. There are hiker only trails and multi-use trails accessible from many areas of Patapsco.

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Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove Areas
Daniels Area
Hilton Area
Hollofield Area
McKeldin Area
Pickall Area
Information
Trail Maps
Parking
OPERATION: CAMPOUT
Standards for Historic Weapons Use
Patapsco History
Volunteer Opportunities

Bloede Dam Removal Project

Park, Trail and River Closures

Due to the construction associated with the Bloede Dam Removal Project, portions of the Grist Mill Trail, the Patapsco River and the park will be closed to visitation. All closures will occur between Ilchester Road to just downstream of Bloede Dam. Click here for detailed information.

Bloede Dam