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Address: 9500 Fort Smallwood Rd, Pasadena, MD 21122-3325
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+1 410-222-0087
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A great place for observing the fall hawk migration.

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Fort Smallwood park is awesome. There is something for everyone. Fishing, trails, nature center, basketball, tennis, and track. Beautiful sunsets and safe environment. Awesome... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2017
Kenyetta R
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fort Smallwood along the Patapsco River of Baltimore is a great place to visit when seeking some quiet time. It is home to Canada geese and local indigenous trees. I particularly like the large persimmon tree. The recently upgraded boat and fishing pier adds a hint of modernity to the aging park, and there are signs that more improvements​ are... More 

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Jessup, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my two four year old boys here on a hot Wednesday in May. We paid the $6 per car entrance fee and were given a map of the park. We chose to hit the playground first in case it wasn't shaded and would get hot. We were correct that the playground wasn't shaded but it is a very... More 

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Thank crayolabird
Pasadena, Maryland
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Since the last time I was there they've added a boat dock and changed the south end landscaping. It's been a great change and went from a nice park to one of the best.

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Thank Mark21122
Maryland
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

I have visited Fort Smallwood Park hundreds of times. We love to take walks around the park. The park is a great habitat for birds. Birders come in the spring and watch for hawk migration. There is a beautiful playground that is rarely crowded. The rangers and gate attendants are always friendly and knowledgeable. Last year the County opened up... More 

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Thank ThePhotoGuyMaryland
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Fort Smallwood park is awesome. There is something for everyone. Fishing, trails, nature center, basketball, tennis, and track. Beautiful sunsets and safe environment. Awesome free library at the playground. Bring your family out for a good free time.

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Thank Kenyetta R
Pasadena, Maryland
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

This wonderful county park has been renovated over the past few years and now is a real gem! Walking/biking trails along the river and bay, even public boat ramps. Playground, basketball courts, and bathrooms. Park is kept very clean. Just a great place to spend an afternoon!

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Thank luckyjrone
Pasadena MD
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Fort Smallwood is a small but nice family park. It has a great playground for kids with great water views. There are picnic tables here and there (not tons of them) and a few gazebos. But you can fish off the banks and a pier! Also there is now a really nice boat ramp which is at the mouth of... More 

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Thank PasadenaWoman
Pasadena, Maryland
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10 reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The park is not as large as Downs Park but they have swimming and a large pier for fishing and crabing. They also have an area where you can put your boat into the water.

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Thank bbouchat
Pasadena, Maryland
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Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Finally, a public boat ramp in North aa county. $6 park fee per car, + $4 to use the ramp. Clean secure parking with rest rooms and new fishing pier.

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Thank Joe-Lenda
Pasadena, Maryland
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Reviewed September 13, 2016

This park is where the Patapsco River joins the Bay, and you can view freighters making their way into Baltimore Harbor, as well as recreational boats. Typically it is breezy there, and there are lovely waves. There is a small beach area at which now they allow swimming, though no lifeguard. There are many picnic tables, and a large playground.... More 

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