Located three miles northwest of Havre de Grace off Route 155 in Harford County.
Susquehanna State Park4122 Wilkinson RoadHavre de Grace, MD 21078
Take I-95 north or south to Route 155, exit 89. Proceed west on Route 155 to Route 161. Turn right on Route 161 and then right on Rock Run Road. Follow Rock Run Road to the park.
9 a.m. to SunsetPicnic Area open 10 a.m. 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.
Located along the Susquehanna River valley with its heavy forest cover and rocky terrain, Susquehanna State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities as well as points of historical significance. The park is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland and the river itself beacons fishermen and boaters alike. Susquehanna State Park also contains a very family friendly campground with traditional campsites and cabins. History buffs will be drawn to the restored Rock Run Historic Area with its working grist mill, the Carter-Archer Mansion, Jersey Toll House and the remains of the Susquehanna Tidewater Canal.
The river offers excellent fishing opportunities, including pike, perch, and bass for shoreline anglers or boating anglers who launch from the Lapidum Boat Ramp.
A new map of the trails at Susquehanna State Park can be downloaded for free from this website. Please make sure to read the printing instructions and information for how to download the file to cell phones. The map is in a PDF format that requires Adobe Reader. To get the free Adobe Reader go to Adobe.com.
Join park staff at Susquehanna State Park for a Volunteer Round Up. The first Saturday of each month we will "round up" volunteers to complete various projects throughout the park. This is a great opportunity to:
Please wear pants and sturdy shoes. We recommend bringing water, sunscreen and bug spray. Contact Michael Hyde for more details and to RSVP: email@example.com
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 Susquehanna State Park.
The facility offers a boat launch, campsites, fishing, flat water canoeing, hiking trails, historic interpretation, pet-friendly trails, picnicking, pavilions, playground, mountain bike and equestrian riding trails, bow hunting area and archery range.
Susquehanna has a well diversified 15 mile multi-use trail system composed of forests, river bottoms and old farmsteads from long ago. Trails wind over ridges with beautiful views of the Susquehanna River valley in the fall, flow down through creek bottoms, across hay fields, around old pine plantations, and through forests. Horseback riding is open to the public and permitted on all of these trails in Susquehanna except for the historical walking (Purple) trail around the Carter-Archer Mansion which is a pedestrian only trail.
A mounting station and manure compost bin are located at the parking area at Susquehanna's maintenance complex. Trail maps are located outside the Maintenance Complex office. Please be courteous of other park users and remove all manure your horse has left in the parking area, and stow all equipment.
Equestrian Tips and Etiquette
Parking and Directions for Trail Riding - Parking for equestrian riding is located behind Susquehanna's Maintenance Complex at 4122 Wilkinson Road, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. At this location equestrians can directly access the Ivy Branch (orange) trail, then connect with the remaining trails.
Nature Center and Interpretive Programs - Susquehanna State Park interpretive programs are available throughout the summer. Interpretive activities include nature hikes, talks, nature crafts, demonstrations, children's programs, campfire programs and special events.
Group programs are also available upon request throughout the year and can be tailored to accommodate group needs. To learn more about the interpretive programs available, please contact Ranger Swift at 410-557-7994 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susquehanna State Park contains over 15 miles of marked and maintained trails; ideal for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians and nature lovers. The terrain varies throughout the river valley. The different trails have ratings ranging from easy to difficult. The Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways Trail runs between the Conowingo Dam and Stafford Road at Deer Creek and is an excellent flat trail for family hike and bike outings. It is also handicapped accessible.
Susquehanna State Park is supported by a Maryland Conservation Corps Program. The Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) is an AmeriCorps program that engages young adults, ages 17-25, who want to dedicate a year of service to natural resource conservation. Over a ten to 11-month period, MCC members work as crews to complete 1,700 hours of service. Conservation service activities include: trail maintenance, environmental education, stream & wetland restoration, park facility improvements, invasive species removal and Bay grass planting. Extensive member training is provided, including: First Responder certification, Wildland Fire Fighting certification, Search and Rescue certification, Park Operations, Environmental Education and Interpretation, Chainsaw Safety, Leave No Trace and Canoe Trip Leading.
No minimum qualifications are required other than transportation to the designated job site and a desire to serve. Low-cost State Housing is available at certain crew sites. Benefits include a living allowance of $7.00/hour, health care benefits, child care assistance (if eligible) and a $4,725 education scholarship award for those members that complete 1,700 hours of service. MCC employs a Zero Tolerance Policy for any member who uses alcohol or illegal drugs while attending an MCC project, training or event.
For more information or to apply, contact the park manager or download an application from the Maryland Department of Natural Resource’s Maryland Conservation Corps website.
The Greenways Trail from Conowingo to Stafford Road is accessible. Also available are accessible campsites and boat ramps. For additional accessible amenities in Maryland State Forests and Parks, visit the Accessibility For All section of this website.
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