Rocks State Park

Rocks King & Queen SeatsPavilion Reservations

Contact: 410-557-7994

Harford County

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

​9 a.m. to Sunset, March-October
10 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.

NEW Reservations Required for Summer Weekends/ Holidays at Kilgore, Falling Branch Area

The King and Queen SeatRocks State Park, photo by Nathan Simms

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.