Rocks State Park3318 Rocks Chrome Hill RoadJarrettsville, MD 21084
Hours: 9 a.m. to Sunset, March-October10 a.m. to Sunset, November-February
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.
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.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)