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Patapsco Valley State Park

8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
+1 410-461-5005
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Relaxing beautiful park

This was my first time at Patapsco Park. The trail was beautiful and followed along the river. This... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bethany Beach, Delaware
Nice park

Good park for barbecues and family gathering grills trails neat chill out areas parties whatever... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodstock, Maryland
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8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499
+1 410-461-5005

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was my first time at Patapsco Park. The trail was beautiful and followed along the river. This is a great place to hike, a haven in the middle of suburbia.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good park for barbecues and family gathering grills trails neat chill out areas parties whatever you'd like to have Its a good spot

Thank glammomg1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained, safe, clean, shady - wonderful little campground off Hilton Avenue in Catonsville, MD. Sites are not super private, but there are some trees and greenery between the sites. They have gone to great length to make sure you have a level spot on...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I did a afternoon/ early evening walk here. This is my 3rd time coming but the two other times were in fall and winter when it was much quieter. It was slammed with people. I was looking for a quiet nature hike...More

2  Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

can't say enough about Patapsco State Park! All of the sections of the park are worth the trip with a variety of trails for hiking, mountain biking, or finding a quiet spot next to a stream. To find trails, Google the section you plan to...More

Thank gr8fish2017
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a great day at the park! Enjoyed going to the Avalon and Orange Grove areas and conquering my fear by walking across the swing bridges. For anyone like me who might have been afraid of the idea of a swing bridge, the bridges are...More

Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Howard County Parks and Recreation do an excellent job keeping this park rustic while making it accessible. They maintain it beautifully. There is a treasure trove of variety from picnicking for many group sizes, to camping or cabin renting, to swimming, to tubing, to swinging...More

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I have a list of places in Maryland I want to see and the swinging bridge at Patapsco State Park was on the list. It's a nice park with a paved walking trail. It was not as nice as the C&O trail that I walk...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

My husband and I purchased their Park Pass in 2016 and loved having the option to get into the park without carrying cash with us. We visit at least one time a month on the weekends This particular visit though was for camping Father's Day...More

Thank Annemarie C
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We love taking the dogs to Patapsco and frequently do so when we have visitors in town. The combination of paved trails and hiking trails means there's terrain for any ability level. It's usually peaceful, the trails are well-marked, and there are several access points....More

Thank Janno814
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Dennis B
Do standard campsites in the Holofield area have potable water hookups? amenities only list electric.
29 June 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
The phone number should be on the website. Call them. I don't believe the campsites have water hookups.
Haleigh R
Not sure if the price has changed since someone last asked, But what is the entry fee to get into Patapsco?
17 May 2016|
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Response from Brett M | Reviewed this property |
From the website: April through October Monday through Friday: $2 per vehicle in-state, $4 per vehicle out-of-state Buses: $10 per bus (a bus is a vehicle that holds more than 9 passengers) Weekends and Holidays $3 per... More
Can I have a family reunion at this park? I tried calling the number but I didn't get a answer. Is there another number I can call?
6 April 2016|
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
They do a lot of family reunions. Large picnic shelters and plenty of space. Check their website. I'm not sure why you would not get an answer.