Music permits are issued for shelter groups only. To play any music you must obtain a music permit before the day of your event. If you are renting an A or B shelter, you must rent both A & B to obtain a music permit. Our music permits required the following since 2015:
As of January 1, 2016 the policy has been updated to add the following:
The policy only allows the use of a radio, i-pod, laptop and small computer speakers. Failure to comply with the conditions of the permit will result in cancellation of the permit by a ranger. The change in the music policy is due to numerous noise complaints from park neighbors and other park patrons. We are trying to insure the enjoyment of the park by all patrons. If you have any questions or need to obtain a music permit please call 410.461.5005. Thank you for your understanding.
Please be advised that Baltimore Gas and Electric will be performing preventative vegetation management through areas of Patapsco Valley State Park. For information on this type of trimming work, refer to the following webpage: http://www.bge.com/safetyreliability/reliability/treetrimming/pages/default.aspx
Ellicott City, Md. (March 30, 2012) - Since the removal of Simkins Dam, sediment has made its way down the Patapsco River and is now filling deeper holes and pools below Bloede Dam. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds recreational anglers that this is only temporary. The occurrence is an expected and natural process that was accounted for during initial planning.
Recent storms have scoured out areas of the Patapsco River at the old Union Dam site leaving exposed concrete and rebar, creating hazardous conditions. Park staff has clearly marked the hazards and will work to remove them as soon as possible. The Patapsco River and river bank remain closed through this construction area until further notice.
Secure your vehicle before you hit the trails at Patapsco Valley State Park. Valuable items left in plain sight in your vehicle are an invitation for theft. Leave your valuables at home, secure them on your person, or in secure, non-visable areas of your vehicle, such as your trunk.
Any groups requiring more than two facility rentals for one event (campsites, shelters, or any combination, thereof) must contact the park directly to make these arrangements. This will assure that park management will be able to assist you in making your event a success. Note: This service may be subject to a $25 Special Event Fee. Contact the Park Headquarters at 410-461-5005.
Inflatable play equipment and trampolines are prohibited on site without a permit. This permit must be obtained 3 weeks in advance by the reservation holder of the event. To obtain a permit and the necessary paperwork required, contact the park office at 410-461-5005, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Due to the need for water conservation, any device requiring water (for instance portable swimming pools, dunk tanks, etc.) are NOT allowed in the park.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401