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2014 Reservation/Transaction Fees:

In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.


ROCKS STATE PARK, MD

Status: Closed through Sat Feb 28 2015
Max reservation window: Sat Dec 26 2015
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Description

The first land purchases for what is now Rocks State Park began in 1951. Originally slated to be Deer Creek State Park, these were the first land purchases made by the State of Maryland for the express purpose of creating a park.Rocks has 855 acres of forests and massive boulders rising above Deer Creek. The King and Queen Seat, once a ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Indians, is a natural 190 foot rock outcrop. This cliff, reached by scenic trails, affords a view of the rolling hills and farmland of Harford County. Also preserved on park property are many structural remains from the days when the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad wound its way through Rocks, helping the farms and quarries of Northern Harford County to prosper. Deer Creek is popular for fishing and tubing. Secluded glens along its shores offer ideal spots for relaxation.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Canoeing
  • Deer Creek Wadding
  • Electricity
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Tubing

Alerts and Important Information

Road Closures In Rocks State Park:
On or around July 14th, Route 24 will be closed between Rocks Chrome Hill Road and St. Clair Bridge Road. The anticipated work will be in effect all summer and into the fall of 2014. Detours will be posted.

Alerts and Important Information:

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.63778, -76.41083
39°38'16"N, 76°24'39"W

The Park is located in Harford County about 30 miles north of Baltimore and 8 miles northwest of Bel Air on Route 24. From Baltimore, take I-95 north to Route 24 exit. Continue north on Route 24 through Bel Air, Rock Spring, and Forest Hill. The Park is located approximately 5 miles north of Forest Hill. Turn left on St. Clair Bridge Road. All picnic areas and pavilions are located off this road.

Wilsons Picnic Area A is the 1st picnic area along St. Clair Bridge and is .1 miles on the right hand side.

Rock Ridge Picnic Area B is the 2nd picnic area and is .7 miles on the left hand side.

Hills Grove Area C is the 3rd picnic area and is 1 mile on the right hand side.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ROCKS STATE PARK
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road
JARRETTSVILLE  MD  21084

Phone Number:

Information:  4105577994
Photo: ROCKS STATE PARK