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Harford County Parks


Gunpowder Falls State Park
10815 Harford Rd.
P.O. Box 5032
Glen Arm, Md. 21057

410-592-2897

Gunpowder Falls features numerous scenic areas in the Gunpowder River Valley. There are more than 100 miles of trails including the Northern Central Railroad Trails and four excellent trout streams, as well as a tidal fishing area. Park areas include the Hereford Area, along York Road in Parkton; the Northern Central Trail which extends from Ashland to Maryland Line; the Sweet Air Area which is reached via Route 152 and Green Road; and the Hammerman Area which is located in Chase near Eastern Avenue. The Hammerman Area offers swimming in the Chesapeake bay and the Dundee Creek Marina offers boat rentals, slip rentals and boat launching facilities.

Size: 13,020 acres

Directions: In Harford and Baltimore counties, along the Gunpowder River Valley.

Features include:

  • Boat launch
  • Flatwater and whitewater canoeing
  • Boat rentals
  • Food/drinks
  • Fishing
  • Historical interest
  • Hunting
  • Campfire programs
  • Picnicking
  • Shelter
  • Swimming
  • Bicycle trails
  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback trails
  • Cross-country skiing


Rocks State Park
& Susquehanna State Park
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Rd.
Jarrettsville, Md. 21084

410-557-7994

Dense forests and massive boulders flanking Deer Creek characterize this park, which is located in an area once inhabited by Susquehannock Indians. A gigantic rock outcropping, soaring several hundred feet above the creek, is called King and Queen Seat. The creek is very popular for fishing and tubing.

Size: 855 acres

Directions: In Harford County, about 30 miles north of Baltimore and 8 miles northwest of Bel Air on Md. Route 24.

Features include:

  • Flatwater canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Historical interest
  • Hunting
  • Campfire programs
  • Picnicking
  • Shelter
  • Hiking trails


Susquehanna State Park

The setting for this park is the Susquehanna River Valley with its varying topography, heavy forest cover, massive rock outcrops and interesting history. A 19th-century farm is the site for the Steppingstone Museum, operated by a private museum foundation.

Size: 2,639 acres

Directions: In Harford County, 3 miles north of Havre de Grace, off Route 155.

Features include:

  • Boat launch and flatwater canoeing
  • Campsites
  • Pet Loop
  • Fishing
  • Historical interest
  • Campfire programs
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking trails
  • Horseback trails
  • Cross-country skiing

This information is provided by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. For specific information regarding fees, pets, camping, cabins, special events or programs, such as Junior Rangers, Outdoor Adventures, Outdoor Discovery Camps, the Drug-free Trail or the Maryland Conservation Corps, contact the individual parks or the Department of Natural Resources' State Forest and Park Service headquarters in Annapolis at 410/974-3771. For camping availability, call 410/461-0052. In the event of an emergency, call 410/461-0050. To report suspicious activities, call Park Watch at 1-800-825-PARK.

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