Patapsco Valley State Park


There are six unique areas of Patapsco Valley State Park, all offering a vareity of amenities and facilities. If any areas are filled to capacity, please consider visiting another one of these scenic areas.

Avalon Area

Picnic areas, playground, paved and traditional trails, history center, Swinging Bridge, Cascade Falls
River access .1 mile from Avalon and Orange Grove parking areas

5120 South Street
Baltimore MD 21227
GPS N 3913'11.0 W 07642'18.3
Link to Google Maps

Hilton Area

Picnic areas, playground, trails, nature center, camping
River access .6 mile from main parking area
1101 Hilton Avenue
Catonsville MD 21228
GPS N 39-14'44.0 W 076-44'39.0
Link to Google Maps

Hollofield Area

Picnic areas, Park headquarters, camping
River access .3 mile from Union Dam Trail (fairly steep terrain)
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City MD 21043
GPS 39.295459 76.788858
Link to Google Maps

McKeldin Area

Picnic area, disc golf course, youth group camping, trails rapids overlook
River access .1 mile from Rapids Trail
McKeldin Area
11676 Marriottsville Road
Marriottsville MD 21104
GPS 39.35982 76.89112

Pickall Area

Picnic area by reservation only
River access limited
8125 Johnnycake Road
Woodlawn MD 21244
GPS 39.31159 76.79091
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Associated Parks

Morgan Run Natural Environment Area

River access right off parking area (Klees Mills fishing area)
726 Klees Mills Road
Westminster MD 21157
GPS 39.466653 76.970004

Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area​

Trails, visitor/education center, Scales and Tales
River access - none
5100 Deer Park Road
Owings Mills MD 21117
GPS 39.40944 76.83537
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