Rocks State Park

Picnicking and Pavilions

Rocks Picnic Area, photo by Nathan SimmsRocks features three developed picnic areas: Hills Grove, Wilson's and Rock Ridge. These areas include tables, grills, restroom facilities and playground equipment. The Hills Grove and Wilson's Areas are handicapped accessible. Pets are permitted in any of the picnic areas. Horses are prohibited inside the picnic areas.

Picnic areas are open 9 a.m. to sunset from March to October, and 10 a.m. to sunset from November to February. There is a service charge ($3/Maryland resident, $5 out-of-state on weekends and summer holidays; and $3/Maryland vehicle, $5/out-of-state vehicle on weekdays) to enter the picnic areas. Park Passport holders, Universal Disability Pass holders, seniors (with a Golden Age Pass), and children in car seats are free.

Rocks State Park  Hills Grove PavillionEach picnic area has a pavilion with lights (except Wilsons), electric outlets, a large barbecue pit and picnic tables. Pavilions may be used by permit only for various activities such as weddings, reunions and company picnics. Each pavilion will accommodate approximately 120 to 150 people. To reserve one of the picnic pavilions at Rocks State Park, please visit:

Season beginning and ending dates and shelter service charges.