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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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We have camped here twice now, with dogs, and are very happy with our experiences. We will continue to be back, it is a great camping spot not far from the city. The bathrooms are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We have camped here twice now, with dogs, and are very happy with our experiences. We will continue to be back, it is a great camping spot not far from the city. The bathrooms are the cleanest we have ever experienced at a camping ground. The hosts are always very kind. You are not allowed to bring your own wood,... More 

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South Salem, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I explored this place looking for a good woods spot to walk, canoe, and swim with our dog. What we found is a park we had to pay for, $3 a person, and lots of crowds. When we got to the park we were told that the area we wanted to visit was full so we had... More 

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washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great park outside of Baltimore. Small fishing pond, swinging bridge and lots of trails to hike. Picnic areas and grills. Nice get away from the city. Train runs thur the park for some excitement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

It's a nice walkable park with some nice views. As it's close to Baltimore, the elevation isn't high, so you won't get the spectacular views you'll get going further west into the mountains but for a local destination, it will do.

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

this park is great for families there are several areas of the park throughout the area I have visited the McKeldin Area as the name implies the Patapsco river flows through the park many trails along the river but a few just in the woods i have only come for hiking however they have playground, pavilions and some outdoor games... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Awesome park with beauty and history. We had 4 hours to kill before our flight home and landed upon this amazing park. Great hikes that our 3 year olds could enjoy. Swinging bridge, river, waterfalls, deer, and historical ruins. Lucky to have found this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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
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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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