Howard/Montgomery County line between Maryland Routes 27 and 9
Patuxent River State Parkc/o Seneca Creek State Park11950 Clopper RoadGaithersburg, MD 20878
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.
Sunrise to Sunset
Hunters are allowed in the woods 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset during deer season
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 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.
Catch and release trout stream, designated hunting areas, unmarked hiking and equestrian trails. The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses, and only provides the trails as a means of recreation.
Patuxent River State Park offers an accessible hunting area located off Howard Chapel Road that provides for hunting from a vehicle by special permit available from the Wildlife Division of DNR. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Forests and Parks, visit the Accessibility For All section of this website.
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