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


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.