Patapsco Valley State Park

Hilton Area: Shelters & Picnicking

Picnic tables are located near the Nature Center and Playground areas.

Shelters are available for use by reservation and carry additional charges for use. There are six rental shelters in the Hilton Area. Make shelter reservations.

  • Shelter 201 - Can accommodate a maximum of 100 guests. Alcohol permits available in advance through the reservation service.
  • Shelter 217 - Can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. Alcohol permits not available.
  • Shelter 220 - Can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Alcohol permits not available.
  • Shelter 223 - Can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Alcohol permits not available.
  • Shelter 231 - Can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Alcohol permits not available.
  • Shelter 245 - Can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests. Alcohol permits not available.


Entry service charges are not included in pavilion/shelter rental costs; they are in addition to those costs. Those wanting to prepay the service charges need to contact the park office before the reservation date.

Inflatable Play Equipment Notice

Inflatable play equipment and trampolines are prohibited on site without a permit. This permit must be obtained 3 weeks in advance by the reservation holder of the event. To obtain a permit and the necessary paperwork required, contact the park office at 410-461-5005, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Due to the need for water conservation, any device requiring water (for instance portable swimming pools, dunk tanks, etc.) are NOT allowed in the park.​​