Patapsco Valley State Park Information

Location:

​Howard County

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


Contact:

Driving Directions:

From the Beltway (I-695) take Rt. 40 West ( Exit 15). Follow Rt. 40 West 2 miles to the park entrance on the right.
From I-70/Rt. 29 take Rt. 29 South ( Exit 87) to Rt. 40 East 2 miles to the park entrance on the right.


Hours of Operation:

9 a.m. to Sunset

Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). 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.


Hunting Policy:
  • Archery-only hunting for deer permitted on 3,760 acres of designated hunting areas with daily sign-in required – Managed Hunt Permit / free WHS permit required
  • Mercer property - Archery / Muzzleloader hunting for deer permitted on 150 acres of designated hunting areas with Managed Hunt Permit / free WHS permit / reservation required
  • Hunt from Vehicle provisions for disabled hunters

Pet Policy:
  • Pets are allowed in the Avalon, Orange Grove, Glen Artney and McKeldin Areas of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use area of the Hilton Area. Pets are prohibited in the campground of the Hilton Area of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Pets are allowed in the day-use and campground areas of the Hollofield Area of Patapsco Valley State Park.
  • Pets are prohibited in the Pickall area of Patapsco Valley State Park.