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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. Recreational use is primarily hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. Paths are unmarked. Paths lead from parking areas at Long Corner, Mullinix Mill, Route 94, Hipsley Mill, Howard Chapel and Route 97 road crossings over the river. Hunting is permitted only in designated areas. A portion of the park is a state wildlands area.


Nicole Restrepo

Sunday, June 3, 2018
I went to the park for the first time ever on Memorial Day weekend for a picnic with friends and the hubby. We were a bit wary when a park ranger walked up to us as we were setting up near the grills. I thought we might not be allowed to have alcohol as I had a cider in hand 0_o. Turns out the ranger was just dropping by to check if we had bug spray and a trash bag to keep our area clean ! 🤣 ! The first time I'd had customer service at a state park. It was great and well worth the $3 a head to get in. They had plenty of grills, a boat center to rent paddle boats and canoes, a nice playground for kids, and a lovely hiking trail around the lake. We will be back ! Of and it looks like somebody dropped off their pet rabbits.....

Jennifer Schelly

Monday, March 19, 2018
Beautiful State Park with well maintained trails. Blazes are well marked and the trail map online is accurate. 3.7 Mile Walk around the lake is beautiful, with mild gains in elevation and really nice scenery. Very few people were out while we were on the trail, passes two joggers and a dog walker. Parents: Nice place for a walk with kiddos. There are also 2 playgrounds that we saw and a disc golf course. EV drivers: No charging available.

Elise Procopio

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Great park in Moco. There is a huge playground and a very nice lake. I didn't spend too much time there the day I went because the gnats were a bit annoying as was the sound from the weed whacker, both of which disrupted my peace and relaxation. I will definitely return another day.

NigeLMS Fernando

Monday, July 9, 2018
Book your place or it's first come first serve. Entrance fee is very nominal. Many picnic tables, great play area and ranger demos on the flora and fauna.

Penney Baile

Friday, May 25, 2018
Visited the peony field. Well worth a look. Many varieties. Hiked around the lake-- lovely but make sure you pick up a map and have water with you.

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