Patuxent River State Park
Located in Howard and Montgomery counties, along the upper 12 miles of the Patuxent River, the park is comprised of 6,700 acres of natural areas and farmlands. The stream valley park is used primarily for hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Paths are unmarked. Paths lead from parking areas at road crossings over the river. Hunting is permitted only in designated areas. A portion of the park has been designated as a State Wildlands Area where access is restricted. Natural surface trails lead from the parking lots at stream crossings along the length of the river.
Visitors will find just a few recreations including trails, fishing stream, cross-country skiing, and hunting grounds.
Fishing is available in a catch and release system for trout in the stream. Please contact park for fishing regulations and permits.
Paths lead from parking areas at Long Corner, Mullinix Mill, Route 94, Hipsley Mill, Howard Chapel and Route 97 road crossings over the river.
Horseback riding is allowed on designated trails. Please be cautious of hikers. Paths lead from parking areas at Long Corner, Mullinix Mill, Route 94, Hipsley Mill, Howard Chapel and Route 97 road crossings over the river.
Over 5,000 acres of hunting land open for forest Game, upland game, dove and deer hunting (Bow, muzzleloader and shotgun). Hunting is permitted only in designated areas. A portion of the park is a state wildlands area. Contact park staff for current hunting guidelines and restrictions.
There are a number of picnic facilities located along the river.
Patuxent River State Park is located on the Howard/Montgomery County line between Maryland Routes 27 and 97 and can be accessed by taking I-70 west from Baltimore. Take Exit 76, or Route 97 south, and continue south to the point where Route 97 crosses the Patuxent River. A parking lot is available on the right. For other access points, contact Seneca Creek State Park, which manages this facility.