2014 Reservation/Transaction Fees:

In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.


PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK, MD

Nature Exploration, History and Recreation Galore! Enjoy the woods and water along the Patapsco for varied recreation including camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, horseback trails and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park's many...
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Aug 28 2015   Later Dates

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Multiple Reservations
Any person or group requiring 3 or more rentals (campsites, shelters, or any combination, there of) must first contact the Park Headquarters at 410-461-5006 prior to making reservation.

ALCOHOL POLICY
  1. The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas with the exception of the interior areas of full service cabins & motorhomes.
  2. Permits may be issued upon request by the park manager for special events operating under a use agreement.
  3. Alcohol permits will only be issued through the Reservation System (1-888-432-2267) for a designated shelter, or other approved facility at the time of creation of your reservation or any time prior to your reservation date.
  4. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit and MUST be obtained prior to the event.
  5. If you have reserved in the Pickall Area both of two adjacent shelters, 705A and B, 706A and B or 707A and B; then you need only purchase one (1) permit.
  6. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.
  7. For additional alcohol information, visit:http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/alcoholfaq.aspx

  8. FOR ADDITIONAL PARK INFORMATION
    Visit our website: http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/central/patapsco.asp
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AVALON SHELTER 104 Shelters 100 Accessible
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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AVALON SHELTER 105 Shelters 200 Accessible
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA Shelters 20 Accessible
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA Shelters 20 Accessible
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA Shelters 10
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA Shelters 20 Accessible
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA Shelters 10
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA Shelters 10
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA Shelters 10
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GLEN ARTNEY AREA SHELTER 66 Shelters 70 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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HILTON AREA Shelters 20
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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HILTON AREA Shelters 10
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HILTON AREA Shelters 10
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HILTON AREA Shelters 10
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HILTON AREA Shelters 20
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
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Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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HILTON CAMPGROUND Tent Only 6
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Avalon Area - Thomas Viaduct Avalon - Cascade Falls Orange Grove - Swinging Bridge Hilton Area - Buzzard Rock Trail
Overview

Description

Nature Exploration, History and Recreation Galore! Enjoy the woods and water along the Patapsco for varied recreation including camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, horseback trails and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park's many pavilions available for rental. It features a view of the historic Thomas Viaduct, the world's longest multiple-arched stone railroad bridge, located in the park's Avalon Area. You also can walk across the 300-foot suspension swinging bridge in the Orange Grove Area.

Facilities:

Please read what our campers and visitors are saying about Patapsco Valley State Park:

The new paving is great in the Hollofield area campground but most of all the Rangers are amazing. Helpful, considerate and friendly.

You make the guests feel welcome. One ranger came to our campsite with a partially blind bird and spoke to us for quite some time about the bird. The first day back to school, it was all one of my daughter's could talk about to the other students.

The host was friendly. The firewood service was a reasonable alternative to the ash borer ban. The decor of the little log cabin was a nice experience for my kids.

Booking Window

Group Camp

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 364 Days(s) in advance.

Note: There are 2 site(s) in this category with different booking windows. Please check site details for more information (Loop, Site)

Mini Cabins

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 364 Days(s) in advance.

Shelters

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 364 Days(s) in advance.

Standard

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 364 Days(s) in advance.

Tent Only

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 364 Days(s) in advance.

Note: There are 19 site(s) in this category with different booking windows. Please check site details for more information (Loop, Site)
Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Mar 28 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Peak Fri Mar 27 2015 Sun Nov 01 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Baseball/Softball Fld
  • Basketball Net/Court
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Cabins
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Disk Golf
  • Dump Station
  • Dumpster
  • Educational Programs
  • Electricity
  • Evening Programs
  • Fire Ring With Grill
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood Sales
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Hot Showers
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Junior Ranger Program
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Naturalist
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Program
  • Park Headquarters
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • River
  • Standing Grills
  • Stargazing
  • Swing Bridge
  • Tent Area
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Accessible
  • Trails, Horse
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Tubing
  • Visitors Center
  • Volleyball
  • Water Fillup Station
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Youth Group Camping
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Sports and Recreations

Compass Pointe GC-North East

Compass Pointe Golf Course Compass Pointe's 36-holes of championship caliber golf was designed by award-winning architect Lindsay Ervin. The "four nines" - North, South, East and West - cover more than 800 acres of diverse woodland, and provide a wide variety of golf terrains and challenges for golfers of all skill levels.
9010 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD, 21122
410-255-7764
Distance*: 18.81 miles

Sports and Recreations

Compass Pointe GC-South West

Compass Pointe Golf Course Compass Pointe's 36-holes of championship caliber golf was designed by award-winning architect Lindsay Ervin. The "four nines" - North, South, East and West - cover more than 800 acres of diverse woodland, and provide a wide variety of golf terrains and challenges for golfers of all skill levels.
9010 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD, 21122
410-255-1868
Distance*: 18.81 miles

Sports and Recreations

Eisenhower Golf Course

Eisenhower Golf Course is a special place. Opened in 1969, the 6,659-yard layout was perfected on more than 220 acres of splendidly wooded landscape by renowned architect, Ed Ault. Eisenhower's meandering terrain takes players on a journey through forest land, around one of the finest lakes in the state of Maryland and alongside many creeks.
1576 Generals Hwy, Crownsville, MD, 21032
410-571-0973
Distance*: 22.07 miles
*All Distances shown are as-the-crow-flies (measured as a straight line between two points). See Driving Directions for approximate driving distances.
Fees and Cancellation Policies
Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
CAMPING/MINI CABIN/YOUTH GROUP CANCELLATIONS
  • Any changes or cancellations made after processing this reservation up to the close of business the day prior to the scheduled arrival date there will be $6 per reservation cancellation service charge. Cancellations made on the scheduled arrival date, you must contact the park directly at 410-461-5006 between 8:30 am and 4 pm, Monday thru Friday. There will be a charge of one nights camping service charge for each reservation, along with $6 per reservation. No refunds will be issued for no shows or for cancellations or early departures after the day of arrival. Reservation/transaction fees are non- refundable. Any cancellation and changes to reservations within 24 hours of the date of initial reservation will be allowed without a fee. To execute a 24-hour cancellation or change, please contact the reservation center at 1-888-432-2267. SHELTERS CANCELLATIONS
  • Any changes or cancellations made after processing this reservation up to 30 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival date there will be a $6.00 cancellation service charge. Cancellations made 8 to 29 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, there will be a charge of 50% of the reservation service charge. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made 7 days or less in advance of the scheduled arrival date. Reservation/transaction fees are non-refundable. If cancelling on the date of arrival, please contact the park directly at 410-461-5006 between 8:30 am and 4 pm, Monday thru Friday . Any cancellation to reservations within 24 hours of the date of initial reservation will be allowed without a fee. To execute a 24-hour cancellation or change, please contact the reservation center at 1-888-432-2267.

  • Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Mar 28 2014 -
    Oct 26 2014
    Tent Only $6.75-$196.75
    Standard $6.75-$196.75
    Shelters $6.75-$196.75
    Mini Cabins $6.75-$196.75
    Group Camp $6.75-$196.75
    Peak Season
    Mar 27 2015 -
    Nov 01 2015
    Tent Only $6.75-$196.75
    Standard $6.75-$196.75
    Shelters $6.75-$196.75
    Mini Cabins $6.75-$196.75
    Group Camp $6.75-$196.75

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.29306, -76.78639
    39°17'35"N, 76°47'11"W

    *Pickall Area -
  • 8125 Johnnycake Rd., Baltimore,MD 21244
  • From the Beltway (I-695) take Security Blvd. (Exit 17) westbound. Go 0.5 mile and turn left on North Rolling Rd. Take next right (Fairbrook Rd.). Go 1 mile, turn left on Johnnycake Rd. Go 1.5 miles. Park Entrance is on the left.
  • From Rt. 40 take Rt. 40 to North Rolling Rd. toward Security Square Mall. Go 2.5 miles, turn left onto Fairbrook Rd. Follow above directions.

    *Hilton Area -
  • 1101 Hilton Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228
  • From the Beltway (I-695) take Frederick Rd. (Exit 13) through Catonsville to South Rolling Rd. Turn left and make first right onto Hilton Avenue. Bear left and follow Hilton Ave. 1.5 miles to the park entrance on right.
  • From Howard County follow Frederick Rd. through Ellicott City into Baltimore County, turn right at South Rolling Rd. and follow directions above.

    * Hollofield Area -
  • 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
  • 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.

    * Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove/Lost Lake Areas -
  • 5120 South St, Halethorpe, MD 21227
  • From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
  • From I -95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
  • From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto South St. Park entrance is on the left.

    * McKeldin Area -
  • 11676 Marriottesville Rd, Mariottsville, MD 21104
  • From I-695/I-70 West take I-70 to Marriottsville Rd. (Exit 83). Go north on Marriottsville Rd. for 4 miles to the park entrance on the right.
  • From I-70 East take Rt. 40 to Marriottsville Rd. Turn left. Park entrance is 5 miles on the right.
  • From Rt. 26 take Rt. 26 to Marriottsville Rd. Go South 4 miles, park entrance is on the left.
  • Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    PATAPSCO VALLEY STATE PARK
    8020 Baltimore National Pike
    Ellicott City  MD  21043

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (410)461-5006
    Additional Information