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Patapsco Valley State Park: Hollofield Area

8020 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21043

The Hollofield Area of Patapsco is located almost in the center of the Park along Rt 40 (Baltimore National Pike). Home to Park Headquarters and one of two campgrounds in the park, this area has one of the most stunning views of the Patapsco River Valley. The Overlook changes with every season from the brilliant greens of spring to the rich colors of fall. The Patapsco River Valley shows its full beauty in every season from this vantage point. This area is perfect for a family gathering or a quick picnic lunch while on your lunch break from work.

Trails such as the Ole Ranger Trail or Peaceful Pond trail provide a quick respite or workout in a beautiful setting just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Baltimore. Anglers can gain access to the river by following Union Dam trail down to the river. Our campground is a little piece of wilderness in the middle of suburban Baltimore. While occasionally you can hear the buzz of cars along Rt. 40 or see a nearby neighborhood through the trees, you really feel like you’re away from everyday trappings enjoying the great outdoors when camping with us.

For those of you who might use this as your home base when on vacation, we are minutes from several exciting attractions in Baltimore and Washington D.C. Our picnic shelters in this are CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built structures. Built during the Great Depression, as America worked to get people back to work, the craftsmanship in these shelters reflects the pride of work and the true skill of the men who built them more than 80 years ago. When you visit the Hollofield area of Patapsco, marvel at the rich history of this park and kick back and enjoy a little slice of the great outdoors.

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