Patapsco Valley State Park

Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove

Swinging Bridge in Avalaon Area courtesy of Charlene McClain


Contact: 410-461-5005​
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Patapsco Valley State Park - Avalon
5120 South Street
Halethorpe MD 21227
GPS N 39-13'11.0 W 076-42'18.3


Miles of trails flow through these three distinct areas, taking the hiker on a journey that features stunning vistas, hidden treasures of the past, babbling brooks, pleasing waterfalls and a sense of wilderness that is within steps of the suburbs of Baltimore.

  • Avalon Area: Large picnic shelters, playgrounds​, trails, William Offutt Johnson History Center, and access to Orange Grove and Glen Artney Areas
  • Orange Grove Area: Swinging bridge, picnic shelter and picnic sites, trails and Bloede Dam removal project
  • Glen Artney Area: Lost Lake, picnic area and trails

Service Charges
Trail Maps
William Offutt Johnson History C​enter
Picnic Shelters
Paddling and Tubing
Historic Sites
Pet Policy
Bicycle Commuting