PVSP Hollofield

8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City Maryland 21043
  • Size: Several hundred acre section of the 14,000-acre Patapsco Valley State Park (PVSP).
  • Habitat: Upland deciduous woods, river bank, open areas, small pond.
  • Best Months: April, May, and September for birds. May through August for wildflowers; October for scenic views from overlook.
  • Coverage Time: Several hours to a half day.
  • Trails/Paths: Two miles of marked trails plus transmission line rights-of-way; extensive day use and camping areas.
  • Notable Birds: Bald Eagle, Broad-winged and other migrant hawks, Kentucky Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Brewster's Warbler, Blue Grosbeak.
  • Amenities: Restrooms (portable toilets in winter), picnic areas and pavilions, playground, ball field, seasonal campground. PVSP Headquarters.
  • Handicapped Access: Good birding from paved park roads and parking areas. Paved path to overlook. Accessible restrooms (accessible portable toilet in winter).
  • Operation and Hours: The day use (fee) area south of US 40 is open 9:00 a.m. till sunset. Access by car to the Headquarters building (non-fee) area north of US 40 is limited to 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, otherwise the road gate is closed.
  • Special Attractions: Panoramic views of the Patapsco River Valley; interesting wildflowers. Headquarters building sells maps and passes.
  • Bow Hunting: There may be a deer hunting season in the fall and winter. See the Hunter's Guide or Department of Natural Resources.
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Compiler: Scott Berglund

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