Gunpowder Falls State Park: Hammerman Area

Pavilion Reservations

Fishing in Hammerman Area

7200 Graces Quarters
Middle River, MD 21220

Contact: 410-592-2897​
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Open 8 a.m. to sunset April - October
10 a.m. to sunset November - March
Open year-round, except Christmas Day.

Plan Ahead 


As Gunpowder’s premier day-use park, the Hammerman Area features a 1,500 foot beach and swimming area on the banks of the Gunpowder River. Food concessions, picnic pavilions and tables, playgrounds, canoe/kayak rentals, fishing and short hiking trails round out your park experience. Plus, the swimming beach, beach bathhouse and day-use pavilions are accessible for all.

Archery Range

The archery range is open year round for archery target practice only. Broadheads and firearms are prohibited. There are eight outdoor archery targets with varying distances from 10 yards to 60 yards. Patrons may bring their own target to shoot if they would like to. Personal targets should be placed in front of one of the designated eight targets that are provided at the range. Patrons should practice safety while using the archery range, and only shoot targets in their designated shooting lane.

April 1st-November 31st: 6am-Sunset
December 1st- March 31st: 10am-Sunset

Google Maps Directions
Lat/Long: 39.353970, -76.350345


Plan Ahead Plan Ahead for "Filled To Capacity" Park Closures.

The Hammerman Area is known to fill to capacity on summer weekends and especially holidays. All visitors will be turned away if the park fills to capacity. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early.

Know before you go! Call the Hammerman Ranger Station at 410-335-3461 to find out if a park or beach lot closure is in effect.Learn more...