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Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Avalon-Glen Artney-Orange Grove – This area offers hiking, picnicking, mountain
biking, canoeing, bicycling, tubing,
rental pavilions, fishing, equestrian trails, ball fields and playgrounds.
Orange Grove Scenic Area has a two mile drive
along the Patapsco to the Swinging Bridge. A fish passage has been installed at
Bloedes Dam. This area is known for
several historical sites – the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the Thomas Viaduct,
remains of the Orange Grove Mill, Avalon
Iron and Nail Works and Bloedes Dam. The Avalon Visitor Center houses exhibits
detailing 300 years of Patapsco history.
Avalon/Glen Artney/Orange Grove/Lost Lake Areas - From the Beltway (I-695) Take
Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge.
Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on
From I -95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right.
Park entrance is on the left.
From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn
left onto South St. Park entrance is on
McKeldin Area – This area offers youth group camping, picnicking, rental
pavilions, playgrounds, fishing, ball fields, hiking,
mountain biking, equestrian trails and a disc golf course. Hunting is available
in designated areas by permit only. Hike,
bike or horseback ride scenic valley trails.
McKeldin Area - From I-695/I-70 West take I-70 to Marriottsville Rd. (Exit 83).
Go north on Marriottsville Rd. for 4 miles to
the park entrance on the right.
From I-70 East take Rt. 40 to Marriottsville Rd. Turn left. Park entrance is 5
miles on the right.
From Rt. 26 take Rt. 26 to Marriottsville Rd. Go South 4 miles, park entrance is
Trails can be rocky, so shoes are recommended.
on the left.