Patapsco Valley State Park

McKeldin RapidsMcKeldin Area

Park Reservations

Contact: 410-461-5005​
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Carroll County

Patapsco Valley State Park - McKeldin Area
11676 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville MD 21104
GPS 39.35982 76.89112


In response to Governor Hogan's Stay at Home Order to address the global COVID-19 public health crisis, the Maryland Park Service has closed all State Park Disc Golf Courses until further notice. Disc golf often encourages participants to congregate in groups outside of their own families or households. Disc golf baskets also pose a potential contamination threat to golfers, as studies indicate that the COVID-19 virus can persist on surfaces such as metal and plastic for as many as 2-3 days.


The Main Branch and the South Branch of the Patapsco River join in the McKeldin area. Rapids along the South Branch are a beautiful but dangerous feature of this section of the park. (Note the Rapids area and the pool below the rapids are closed for swimming due to dangerous currents in this area.) This area has opportunities for the horseback rider, mountain biker, hiker and disc golfer. This area has miles of multi-use trails, which are very popular with the equestrian community.