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(39.2948,-76.7898)
 

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Mission Statement

Patapsco Valley State Park extends along 32 miles of the Patapsco River, encompassing 14,000 acres and five developed recreational areas. It is one of Maryland's first state parks (1907), the valley and its natural resources have been enjoyed by the Native Americans, explorers, settlers, and present-day citizens. With its source in Frederick and Carroll counties, the Patapsco River passes through Baltimore County, serves the Port of Baltimore, and empties into the Chesapeake Bay.

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Recreational opportunities in Patapsco Valley State Park include hiking, fishing, camping, canoeing, horseback and mountain bike trails, as well as picnicking for individuals or large groups in the park's many popular pavilions. The Avalon Visitor Center houses exhibits spanning over 300 years of history along the Patapsco River. Housed in a 19th century stone dwelling in the Avalon Area, the center includes a re-creation of a 1930's forest warden's office and is close to the Thomas Viaduct, the world's longest multiple-arched stone railroad bridge.

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http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/patapscovalley.html

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