Gunpowder Falls State Park

​​ Gunpowder Falls State Park


Contact: 410-592-2897​​

Gunpowder Falls State Park​​​​
PO Box 480​​​​​​​
2813 Jerusalem R​oad​​​​​​​
Kingsville, MD 21087​​​​​​


8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday​​​​​
(closed weekends and state h​olidays)
Headquarters is located in the restored gristmill at Jerusalem Mill Historic Village.

Established in 1959 to protect the Gunpowder River and the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls, Gunpowder Falls Sta​te Park is​ now one of Maryland’​s largest state parks. Cover​ing over 18,000 acres in Harford and Baltimore Counties, G​unpowder’s narrow corridors host a varied topography, ranging from tidal wetlands to steep and rugged slopes. Gunpowder features more than 120 miles of multi-use trails, protected state wildlands, historic sites, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and ​a swimming beach and marina.

Gunpowder Falls State Park is divided into six areas:

  • Hereford Area, located in northern Baltimore County, east of Prettyboy Dam, is ideal for hiking, fishing, canoeing/kayaking and includes the popular Mill Pond Cottage.
  • Torrey C. Brown (TCB) Rail Trail​, a 19.7-mile multi-use surfaced rail trail extending from Ashland, MD to the Pennsylvania line, was inducted into the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy's Rail Trail Hall of Fame in 2015.
  • Sweet Air Area, comprised of land in both Baltimore and Harford Counties, is popular among hikers and horseback riders.
  • Central​ Area, encompasses both the Little and Big Gunpowder Falls and is historically the oldest part of the park. It is an ideal area for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. This area includes the Jerusalem Mill Historic Village.
  • Hammerman Area, located in Middle River, offers picnicking, pavilions, playgrounds and a swimming beach.
  • Dundee Creek Marina, also located in Middle River, offers boat launching, wet and dry slips, boat rentals, fuel and a marina store. It is located near the Dundee Creek fishing area and archery range.

Attention Tubers:  Many sections of the Upper Gunpowder which are accessible from state park property flow through private property. Please be considerate of our neighbors and remain in the river until you reach a road crossing. Do your part to help keep the river clean and enjoyable for tubers and neighbors alike by not littering or trespassing on private property. Remember, Leave No Trace!

​Attention Visitors: Due to public safety concerns and ongoing environmental degradation, the Jones Road Area of Gunpowder Falls State Park is currently closed for public use. This closure of the Jones Road Area along the Big Gunpowder Falls will allow our natural resources to recover from severe environmental impacts that have resulted from heavy visitor use. This closure also affects the Jones Road Trail and Big Gunpowder Trail between Philadelphia Road and Pulaski Highway. No entry onto the property will be permitted via the trail system. The Maryland Park Service encourages park visitors to seek alternative recreational options.

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