A section of the Soapstone trail from the Soapstone branch crossing to the new Soapstone trail will be closed see map below. Please follow the new rerouted trail that avoided going onto private property.
ALERT - Posted 6/3/2021 - The water quality of the Patapsco River can fluctuate frequently due to a variety of environmental factors. It is recommended that visitors check on the water quality prior to recreating in the river.
To check the water quality of the Patapsco River, please go to
ALERT - Posted 4/27/2021 - BGE Construction in the Hollofield Area, north of route 40.
BGE is expanding the Chestnut Hill Substation along their right-of-way within Patapsco Valley State Park- Hollofield Area per Federal Mandate. The area will remain open except for around the worksite, see below for restricted areas and affected trails. There will be tree and shrub removal to accommodate the new corridor width.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)