|Address:||8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043, USA|
Update. So now after looking more at website. It would have been nice to know there were quite a few walking trails that we could have done. Maybe if they had more knowledgable people to help you instead of just there to collect your money and give you 1 place for a trail. No warning of being non paved so slippery with leaves everywhere, other than on the trees, holes so deep that someine could twist their ankle when they fall. Distant markers would be nice instead of blue spots on trees. Knowing where I was and how far I had I would have turned aroundnot knowing it was more than walking trail. It sucked. Walking trail is more like rock trail with few holes everywhere. Wear proper shoes liked for hiking. Long very long trail boring
I havent been here in awhile, but my husband & brother in law, sister in law, and her husband, her friends. They go therento fish, spend the day together. The last time i was there, we had a family cookout and it was amazing. I had a great time, i havent had so much fun as i did that day for like abiut 5 to10 yrs. So thank you mom Linda, & Pop Ralph, for organizing it, thank you Susan, Lisa & Mary, My husband Wayne, i enjoy our walk by our selves specially when we got lost, and thank you to my nieces and nephews, we played games, and the food wow, byt the park was so beautiful, taken great of. It is a family envorment. Thank you Lord for the beatiful.park and my family & friends.
Great park to go hiking. They have an honor system where you donate minimum of $2 to get a parking decal. Make sure you do this or else you will get ticketed. They have easy to hard trails with plenty of interesting things to check out along the way such as ponds, rivers, abandoned houses etc. park is great for small children, pets and families. There are a couple of kids playgrounds around and restrooms. Trails, public areas and other stations are easy to navigate around as long as you follow the map. Took my lil cousins and they loved it. Definitely be back to try the other trails
A nice place to kayak. Weve been going here to kayak for a few years. Its a nice paddle upstream and a reasonable float downstream. And they have a trail beside the stream for hiking or jogging. They have a good parking spot beside the steam, though it could be made larger for more cars. We expected the water level to be more since weve not had much rain but it was actually quite high. There was a lot more plant life than wed ever seen - not sure whether it is native of invasive. And the were a lot more Canada geese than weve seen there before.
Absolute disappointment. If you cant get in during their hours, you cant get in. Greedy, evil lawyers have bought up the whole perimeter and have had the county post NO PARKING signs EVERYWHERE! Gone are the days you could park in your secret spot and walk across the railroad tracks to watch the wildlife in twilight on the river. Plus, the whole place is bombarded by screaming brats, blasting car stereos and arguing, whiny tourists on cellphones. I cant imagine the resident wildlife is pleased. We sure werent. What a waste.
We had a family camping weekend at this park. Overall there is not much bad I can say about this place, the only real peeve is that the sites are slightly small. Also, no two parks are the same. For instance, last campground we got to pick our own sites but I was surprised to find that our sites were already pre assigned. It worked out because the other family we were with ended up right next to us. The camp host was very welcoming and helpful. Overall it was a fantastic experience and well definitely be back again!
Beautiful walk/hike with plenty of educational activities for kids. There is a hidden jewel here, if you walk past the stuffed POLAR BEAR and through the duck exhibit youll find a fantastic treasure of taxidermy that is certain to impress (and potentially scare) anyone. I highly recommend checking out the learning center, spotting birds from the blind, and romping over the suspended bridges along the marsh. We often eat lunch on the covered deck that over looks the lake.
Beautiful park. There are miles of trails for all levels of hikers. Generally the closer you hike toward the river the more challenging the hike will be, with the exception of the wonderful paved trail that runs parallel to the river in the Hilton area. I suggest planning your hikes with a topographical map that is on the parks website. There are many hidden gems that are tucked away in this park and stumbling across them is very exciting.
Mary Ann Zimmerman
Nice place to camp while exploring Baltimore. Wooded, quiet, shady campsites off RT. 40, many with electricity. RVers note the westbound park entrance has a tunnel with a 111" low point, that you must go through if you are coming from Baltimore. If your rig is taller, go past the entrance and turn around at a shopping center/light to come in the eastbound entrance. Call park for further directions and alternate routing.
Great place to ride a mountain bike. A lot of really well maintained trails. Not sure if they hire more in the summer but I was impressed with the amount of park workers I saw there actually working and not just driving around. The people who go to parks and the people who work at parks make the culture at a park what it is. I drove three hours to ride my bike here on a Monday morning. Awesome park.
For me this was a best kept secret. I took my family for a walk through this huge state park. The park was clean, the scenery was beautiful, and the trails were visible. We even stumbled across a waterfall. There was a cooking area and a play area for children. I would definitely visit again and take my family and friends. I highly recommend. Oh and it was free for military.
Its a very beautiful Park for parties, picnics or to have a family reunion. It has a gorgeous scenery with lots of trees and Greenland for relaxing with a blanket, theres a grill for your outdoors chef as well as a water supply. Bathrooms are available and theres tons of parking spaces, an awesome place to have fun with family and friends and all for a small fee.
Beautiful park with lots of options. Great hike trails, bike paths, and places to wade (or swim) in the water. Rangers are very nice, and the park is well maintained. Have had no issues here. Also, price is unbelievably affordable. Much better price than many surrounding parks, but offers more and at a better quality. Must visit by any park goers.
Awesome park. Although the area along the river from the freight bridge down to the damn, has turn into a trash dump from all the Spanish speaking individuals who now congregate the area. Been going this park for 35 years this has never been a issue until last for years. Pack it out- this aint some 3rd world for to dump in
Ive been going to this park for 24 years, and it still has some of the best challenging trails for mountain biking and hiking in and around the state. You can almost get yourself lost if your not careful. I still do 10 mile hikes on weekends either from Rockburn park, or the Rolling road trail entrances.