Patuxent River State Park

Horseback Riding at Patuxent River State ParkPark Reservations

Contact: 301-924-2127

Howard and Montgomery Counties

Located between Rt 27 and Rt 97

Patuxent River State Park
c/o Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Visitor Center and Nature Center
23222 Georgia Ave,
Brookeville, MD, 20833​

Hours: Sunrise to Sunset

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. A portion of the park is a state wildlands area. Recreational use is primarily hunting, fishing, hiking and horseback riding. The park includes a catch and release trout stream, designated hunting areas, and unmarked hiking and equestrian trails. Note: The Maryland Park Service does not rent horses, and only provides the trails as a means of recreation.

The park is located Howard/Montgomery County line between Maryland Routes 27 and 97. Paths lead from parking areas at Long Corner, Mullinix Mill, Route 94, Hipsley Mill, Howard Chapel and Route 97 road crossings over the river.

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Patuxent River State Park Headquarters and Nature Center

Patuxent River State Park Headquarters and Visitor and Nature Center.