Patuxent River State Park Information

Horseback riding at Patuxent River State Park

Howard/Montgomery County line between Maryland Routes 27 and 97

Patuxent River State Park
c/o Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Visitor Center and Nature Center
23222 Georgia Ave
Brookeville, MD, 20833​


Driving Directions:
​Taking I-70 west from Baltimore. Take Exit 76, or Route 97 south, and continue south to the point where Route 97 crosses the Patuxent River. A parking lot is available on the right. For other access points, contact Seneca Creek State Park, which manages this facility.

Hours of Operation:
​Sunrise to sunset

Hunters are allowed in the woods 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset during deer season

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:
  • General hunting permitted on 5,000 acres of designated hunting area

Pet Policy:
All leashed pets are welcome.