Patapsco Valley State Park

McKeldin Area Swimming

Swimming is allowed in all areas along the river unless posted otherwise. 

This is an unguarded swim at your own risk area, and as with all areas of the river, swimmers should be cautious of swift currents, and sharp stones along the river bottom.

Swimming is prohibited in the Rapids area and the pool below the rapids.

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.