Gunpowder Falls State Park’s headquarters is located in the restored gristmill at Jerusalem Mill Historic Village.
Gunpowder Falls State ParkPO Box 4802813 Jerusalem RoadKingsville, MD 21087
Central Area (Belair Road) – From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take U. S. 1 (Belair Road) north seven miles until you cross over the Big Gunpowder Falls. The parking lot will be on your right immediately following the bridge across the falls.
Dundee Creek Marina - From I-95 take exit 67A for Route 43 east (White Marsh Boulevard). Follow 43 to Route 40 east. Turn right at the first light onto Ebenezer Road and follow it for 4.5 miles. Go past the Hammerman entrance, and enter the marina on the right. The physical address is 7400 Graces Quarters, Chase, MD 21027. To visit the fishing area, continue straight and veer to the right and follow the road until it deadends.
Hammerman Area (beach) - From I-95 take exit 67A for Route 43 east (White Marsh Boulevard). Follow 43 to Route 40 east. Turn right at the first light onto Ebenezer Road and follow it for 4.5 miles. The park entrance will be on your left. The physical address is 7200 Graces Quarters, Chase, MD 21027.
Hereford Area - From I-83 N, take exit 27 and turn right on Mt. Carmel Road. At traffic light, turn left onto York Road. Pass Hereford High School and turn left onto Bunker Hill Road. Continue on Bunker Hill Road to parking lot, located above the river.
Jerusalem Mill (Park Headquarters) - From I-95 take exit 74 for Route 152 West (Mountain Road). Follow Mountain Road toward Fallston and turn left onto Jerusalem Road. Jerusalem Mill will be on your left after 1.1 miles. Parking is in the lot on the right, just before the mill. The physical address is 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087.
Monkton Station - From I-83 N, take exit 27 and turn right on Mt. Carmel Road. Turn right on York Road and make a quick left onto Monkton Road. Follow it until it crosses the Torrey C. Brown (formerly NCR) Rail Trail. Monkton Station will be on your left. Limited parking. The physical address is 1820 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD 21111.
Sweet Air Area – Take I-95 north. Take exit 74 onto Route 152 toward Fallston. Follow it for 10 miles. Turn left onto Route 165 south. Take first right onto Greene Road, right onto Moores Road and left onto Dalton Bevard Road. The parking lot is at the top of the hill. The physical address is 2840 Dalton Bevard Road, Baldwin, MD 21013.
Sparks Bank Nature Center - From I-83N take exit 24 (Belfast Road). Turn right onto Belfast Road. Turn right onto York Road (Route 45). Take your second left onto Sparks Road. Follow it until it crosses the Torrey C. Brown (formerly NCR) Rail Trail. Sparks Bank Nature Center will be on your right. Limited parking. The physical address is 1207 Sparks Road, Sparks, MD 21152.
Sunrise to Sunset
Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.
Pets are allowed in Gunpowder Falls State Park in the following areas:
Established in 1959 to protect Gunpowder River and the Big and Little Gunpowder valleys, Gunpowder Falls State Park is now one of Maryland’s largest state parks. Comprised of over 18,000 acres in Harford and Baltimore Counties, Gunpowder’s narrow corridors host a varied topography ranging from tidal wetlands to steep and rugged slopes. Gunpowder features more than 120 miles of trails, protected State Wildlands, historic sites, fishing and canoeing/kayaking streams, a swimming beach, and a marina.
As a result of overuse of the Jones Road parking lot area, the natural resources of the areas have been heavily impacted. This part of Gunpowder Falls State Park contains ecologically sensitive land around the Gunpowder River in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. This parking lot is closed from May 23, 2015 through September 1, 2015. Please read the Jones Road closure information below for additional details.
Gunpowder Falls State Park is divided into six areas:
To get the most out of your visit, be sure to obtain the appropriate maps, noted below on this website.
Gunpowder Falls State Park’s headquarters is located in the restored gristmill at Jerusalem Mill Historic Village. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed weekends and state holidays). Call 410-592-2897 if you have any questions.
Many Maryland State Parks have been approved as partners of Maryland Green Travel, a free and voluntary self-certification program that promotes and recognizes sustainable environmental practices by businesses in the tourism industry. These practices include energy efficiency, waste reduction, recycling and water conservation methods.
Click on this link to view the green profile and the list of sustainable practices for Gunpowder Falls State Park.
Notice: Due to construction, the Jericho Covered Bridge and surrounding construction area are closed to public access until further notice. As a result, the lower portion of the Little Gunpowder Trail cannot be reached from Jerusalem Mill. To reach this section of the trail, please go to Kingsville Community Park. For more information on the construction project, please contact Baltimore County Department of Public Works at 410-887-2171.
Gunpowder Falls State Park is one of Maryland’s largest state parks. Presently, some sections of the park have been thoroughly surveyed and detailed maps are available for purchase either at Park Headquarters, or on the DNR Online Store.
Maps available for purchase include:
Maps for other areas are currently in production. Until they are ready for purchase, please make use of these free maps:
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