Patapsco Valley State Park Is Open to Visitors.

PVSP is open! We encourage responsible use of the park in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the State of Maryland and the Maryland Park Service.

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Many of our programs and events have been postponed or are on “pause” due to the COVID19 Pandemic. While our volunteer efforts have been sidelined, rest assured that we continue our work at PVSP! Projects such as the Mobile Interpretive Park Center (MIPC), the OEC Connecter Trail Project, and a Recreational Trail Program grant providing for new trailhead kiosks and bike fixit stations are cranking in high gear!

We continue our work at PVSP!


What do you love about Patapsco Valley State Park? 

Is it a swim in the river, or rock climbing, or an adventure on the park’s 200+ miles of trails, or a hike with your family on the Grist Mill Trail, or a visit to the Bloede Dam Site, or a 16-mile paddle to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, or a family reunion, or a day of fishing in a secluded spot, or building trail, or planting trees, or watching birds, or riding your horse, or… the opportunities are as diverse as our users.


The Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park Ltd. (FPVSP), a 501c3 organization, supports the park by promoting stewardship through programming, sustainable recreation, and the preservation and restoration of its natural resources.

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Mobile Interpretive Park Center

Thanks to a generous grant through the Maryland Heritage Area program we are proud to announce the Mobile Interpretive Park Center!

In 2020 Friends of Patapsco Valley State Park and the Maryland Park Service will launch a Sprinter Van that will travel throughout the park (and beyond) and function as mobile visitors center. The MIPC will be staffed with Spanish speaking staff and be full of activities and collaterals in both Spanish and English. We are so pleased with this new venture and looking forward to growing our diverse stewardship community!

We need your help with this important project! –

Contact us and be a part of the MIPC!

The MIPC brings PVSP to diverse locations and communities!
Renderings of the MIPC!
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Holiday Party!

The Holiday Party was a blast! Over 150 people showed up to celebrate a huge year at PVSP, and to throw axes!

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