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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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Great place to camp!

We stayed in a "camper cabin" in the Hilton Area of the Patapsco Valley State Park for one night on our way to the east coast. We chose the camper cabin because a one-night stay... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Plain City, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Overall great place to walk your dog and enjoy a family walk in the evening. There is a nice place to let you dog swim (natural swimming area by the tunnel that is about 20x20 wide. Our Weimarner could easily stand up, but he mostly enjoyed chomping at the water. The only thing that was annoying were the large amounts... More 

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Plain City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stayed in a "camper cabin" in the Hilton Area of the Patapsco Valley State Park for one night on our way to the east coast. We chose the camper cabin because a one-night stay isn't enough to warrant setting up our tent, but we'd prefer to be in nature than in a hotel. The sites are much farther apart... More 

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Marriottsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

There is a little something for everyone. The park is huge and there are miles and miles of trails. Some are pretty flat while others offer a good challenge. You can spend hours exploring and finding new things on each visit.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went there for a school picnic the picnic area is great and the playgrnd is too. Plus, the area is wooded, which you can embrace the great outdoors with.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The trail that crossed the railroad is nice and wooded. Then it ends at a vista that allows you to see for miles down the valley. It will be stunning in the fall when the leaves are changing.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This park is large and varied. You need to go on-line and find a hike suitable to your ability and desire. Caution, certain areas with short steep climbs are hazardous when covered with ice, snow or after very heavy rains. Some great hikes are the Buzzards Rock and Cascade Trail in the Hilton Area. You can take the Cascade from... More 

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

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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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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