Patapsco Valley State Park

Reservationschildren playing near a stream at Patapsco

Contact: ​410-461-5005​
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Baltimore and Howard Counties

Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Hours: 9 a.m. to Sunset



Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 16,043 acres and eight developed recreational areas. Recreational opportunities include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park’s many popular pavilions. The park is nationally known for its trail opportunities and scenery. We have over 200 miles of trails, with 70 of those miles identified as maintained trails. There are hiker-only trails and multi-use trails accessible from many areas of Patapsco.

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Agricultural Lease

The Maryland Park Service is soliciting bids for an agricultural lease of 177.5 +- acres and a 55 +- acres for hay only both located in Carroll County, for a term of five years each. For information and a bid package see below. Bids must be received no later than 3pm March 10th 2021. Bids can be mailed to 8020 Baltimore National Pike Ellicott City MD 21043, or emailed to Questions please call park HQ at 410-461-5005

Cedar Branch Relief Sewer Project

ALERT ​- Attention Trail uses within the Pickall/ Rockhaven area

Contractors are performing major construction, involving heavy machinery, trenching, earth moving and limited periodic blasting of rock, on the Cedar Branch Relief Sewer project for Baltimore County (Contract P10 16132SX0). From now until anticipated completion in winter 2021, the work will intermittently affect the trails in the area including some closures, see map below. Red trails will be closed, Yellow will be open on weekends. Follow signs. Please use caution when using these trails and abide by posted warning signs for your safety.

Map showing closure area