Patapsco Valley State Park
Old Frederick Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Size: A section of the 14,000 acre
Patapsco Valley State Park (PVSP) on both sides of
the Patapsco River which in this area is the
boundary between Howard County and Baltimore
Habitat: Deciduous forest adjacent to
Patapsco River. Open area along railroad
Best Months: April and May; September
Coverage Time: Several hours.
Trails/Paths: A broad path along the
railroad tracks may be taken upstream and
downstream along the river.
Notable Birds: Yellow-throated Vireo,
Veery, Northern Parula, Yellow-throated Warbler,
Cerulean Warbler (rare), Black-and-white Warbler,
Prothonotary Warbler (rare), Ovenbird, Kentucky
Warbler, Hooded Warbler (rare), Scarlet
Amenities: Gravel parking area. No
Handicapped Access: Level gravel and
dirt path along railroad tracks.
Operation and Hours: Dawn to
Special Attractions: Easy access to