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Patapsco Valley State Park

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Address: 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: 410-461-5005
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Nice, quiet Park not far from the city of Baltimore. Close to UMBC - shopping also close.

Nice place to camp with friends or family. Numbered sites with fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Rangers drive by the sites regularly. No alcohol allowed - kind of a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Dameron, Maryland
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Dameron, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Nice place to camp with friends or family. Numbered sites with fire rings and picnic tables at each site. Rangers drive by the sites regularly. No alcohol allowed - kind of a bummer. Shopping for supplies is nearby, so you won't have to tote a lot of supplies until you get near the Park. Nice hiking trails and Patapsco River... More 

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Wyoming, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Our family loved this State Park. It is set high above a ravine that overlooks portions of the Patapsco River and B&O train tracks. With multiple trails and water adventures, this camping spot was ideal for our family (including our family dogs). Reservations do not fill as quickly as some other campgrounds, but if people knew the beauty of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great hiking and world class mountain biking.....enjoy! Like everything about the park, its diversity, smooth hiking paths for those not inclinded to rough it a bit....

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I camped in the Hollofield area campground at a tent site. The campground was clean and quiet, and the camp host was very friendly. There is a camp site loop trail, and also a short trail that goes down the valley to the train tracks and the Patapsco River. The scene along the river is great.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a review for the portion of the park located at the Ellicott City, MD entrance. I believe that many of the reviews encompass other areas of the park, so I want to make it clear that this is a review for the above referenced area. I'm an experienced hiker, and prefer moderate to strenuous trails. This area provided... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Best hiking in the area, but overall the hiking is just ok. Very easy. Neat foot bridges. I like that you can bring dogs (on leash).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

$25.00 a night and the facilities are as always clean. Slept without the tent and only had the fire going all night. Arrived Friday am left Saturday morning. Quite and all are pleasant.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

What a surprise as we visit from California to our daughter in Maryland. BEAUTIFUL!!! We took our Granddog for a walk here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great place to run away and hide from the hustle bustle of the traffic and suburb. This place has several entrances and areas that open up to completely different settings. RV camping, Hiking along trails in the woods, Exploring history along the Patapsco River or just going for a day picnic. The surroundings are peaceful and you would never know... More 

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Rawlings, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It is hard to believe this stretch of preserved forest and tumbling water running runs though both commercial and residential areas of land. Walking or hiking and even camped out in the dense forest there is no sense of anything but the quiet beauty of natural beauty around you. With easy access from several entrances, it is just a few... More 

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Address: Address: 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: 410-461-5005
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ellicott City

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