Rocks State Park

Rocks King & Queen SeatsContact: 410-557-7994

Harford County

Rocks State Park
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road
Jarrettsville, MD 21084

Park Hours: Sunrise to sunset

  • Wilsons, Hills Grove, & Rock Ridge Picnic Areas:
    9 a.m. to sunset, April-October, 10 a.m. to sunset, November-March.
    ​Payment of the service charge is in cash only​.

  • Kilgore Falls: 9 a.m. to sunset, April-October, 10 a.m. to sunset, November-March

  • Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.


Rocks State Park features 855 acres of rocky forest land nestled in rural northern Harford County. Primary attractions at Rocks include the King and Queen Seat and Kilgore Falls. The main section of the park includes three picnic areas, 3.5-miles of hiking trails and access to Deer Creek, which is ideal for fishing, wading and tubing. The park’s two satellite properties, Falling Branch (home to Kilgore Falls) and Hidden Valley, are a short drive from the main park.

The King and Queen Seat - Photo: Nathan Simms

The King and Queen Seat

Rocks was one of the first state parks in Maryland created for the expressed purpose of protecting a unique natural feature. In 1949, the state of Maryland purchased the park to preserve the King and Queen Seat, a spectacular 190-foot high rock outcrop overlooking Deer Creek.

Novice climbers are encouraged to seek professional training before attempting to climb the King and Queen Seat. Climbs range from 8 to 115 feet and are suitable for skill levels 4 to 5.12.