Ellicott City, Maryland

Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area

Ellicott City, Maryland



Ellicott City, Maryland
Phone: (410) 461-5005

Sites: 73
Recent Rate: $30 6/2015

Latitude: 39.2950518921246
Longitude: -76.7877388000488

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park yes
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

15 Reviews

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Nibot

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very large and beautiful state park. Tent sites are small, however, and difficult to get into if you are bigger than 24 feet. They have electricity only. This is a perfect park for people who love trees, but it felt quite claustrophobic to me. There are however, many beautiful areas. We never saw the camp host at all. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Excellent access to just about any place in Baltimore.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Tireman9

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Another nice Maryland State park. Fully wooded lots in trees with paved road. Reasonably close to Balt airport (wife was flying out). Only two negatives. You Must enter when headed East on US 40 as the entrance from Westbound US 40 has 11' max height restriction. No problems if entering from the west on eastbound 40. Others mentioned North or South US 40 but 40 is East West. Would definitely stay again.

Only other problem is that the attendant closes up at 4 PM and you need code to enter the camping area. Be sure to call ahead. Walk to the "Host" campsite is well over a mile from gate with steep hills. Level gravel campsites are nice. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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Dave51

Review Count: 96
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $18.00
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Rate is Maryland Senior rate (50%). Warning - be aware there is an 11'1" low clearance when entering from southbound Baltimore Pike. The park is in an urban area, but mostly quiet. Some traffic noise in the distance. The entry roads are narrow, curvy, and follow the rolling terrain. The individual sites are gravel and well defined with landscape timbers. The sites are close to level. There were some large class A and fifth wheel RVs in the camp. We would return. We stayed in site 411, but would look for one that is more level. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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Atnt Life Grand

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful park, so close to Baltimore. The sites have plenty of space and some privacy. We camped in the electric loop #412, and it was level and placed on compacted soil. The bathrooms and showers were well kept and comfortable. It would be certainly more convenient to have water at each site. If you want to have a campfire, you must buy wood there. We heard that they stick closely to their check-in time of 3 P.M. We would stay here again. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Travel Trailer.

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linnemj

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
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We stayed here to visit the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival that is located nearby. The campground is located off a very busy highway but has a wide selection of shopping nearby. There is a good variety of sites. The inner loop has electric hookups and larger sites. The outer loop is primitive camping, primarily for smaller trailers and tents. There is a limited number for sites for bigger RVs. The sites are nicely spaced for privacy. Campground hosts were very friendly and helpful. Restroom were very clean and serviced several times per day. You have one source for fresh water and a small dump station on the inner loop. Rate includes the reservation fee. We would recommend this campground for visiting Baltimore which is approximately 14 miles away. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Tent.

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sheegs

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $25.00
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What a beautiful park. It seems like you are out in the woods away from it all, yet, within a very short amount of time, you can be in the lovely, quaint Ellicott City or in Baltimore. We loved it. The park is well-maintained and the rangers and staff are very friendly and helpful. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Travel Trailer.

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snabo

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
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We really enjoyed the setting, the size of the site (we were on 403 with our 31 foot rig, towing a full size car). The showers and bathrooms were convenient but lots of insects took refuge there, attracted by the light and the open doors. Water supply was centralized and of great quality. Sites were tidy and well-tended. Their greatest drawback is the poor advisory signage for those driving a vehicle over 11 feet tall. Signs are placed on Route 40, causing all kinds of confusion even to those who are not using the camp. Simply put, if you drive something taller than 11 feet and are UNABLE TO BACK UP, DO NOT enter the park by way of WESTBOUND Route 40. Make your entrance by way of the EASTBOUND route 40. Even using that entrance, DO NOT (under any circumstances) drive beyond the check-in hut. If you plan to arrive late, PHONE ahead to make sure someone can open the gate for you. I've filed my concerns with the State Park service but they're going to have to work with the MD DOT to get this fixed and I'm betting this is not going to happen soon. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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Blueribbon

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $30.00
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First of all, there is a short but extremely steep entry road. Don't go in with a weak engine or slipping transmission. There are a few very short sites and a few sites you would never get a 30+ foot MH into, so if this is your first time, go in and take a look, BEFORE you select a site. For 30+ foot MHs, the best sites are: 408, 409, 411, 412, 413, 414 & 429 - OK, but not perfectly level are 410, 424, 422, & 420 This is very close to down-town Balto. We have camped there more than 25 times, and never had problems with underage drinking or DUI We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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Red Wolf Deux

Review Count: 121
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $31.00
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This is the first state park in Maryland. It's well used and could use some updating, but it's in a beautiful and peaceful location. Our site was not level, but using blocks made it fine. The access from Hwy 40 is fine, but avoid the other entrance due to the low clearance at the tunnel. The campground roads are rough, so pay heed to the chuck holes and you'll be fine. It's handy to the madness of Baltimore's wild traffic and other preferable sights. We'd return since it IS a beautiful, quiet spot. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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LarryJohnston

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $16.00
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This campground is quiet and woodsy. Shopping is close by and Baltimore is close by. Access for larger rigs can be tricky. The easiest access to the park is from the west. A right turn off of Highway 40 from the west will take you directly to the campground. If you are coming from the east and if you have a larger rig, your only option is to proceed past the park and make a u-turn somewhere in town and come back to the park on Highway 40 going eastbound. Even though entry into the park from the east is possible, it will lead you to an 11 foot high underpass which could get you trapped. There is no turn-around point there. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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Cfamily

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
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I went with my kids and they had fun playing in the woods all around the campsites. The sites are not very large but they are level. The restrooms were also always very clean. We hiked down to the river and played in it for some fun and did some Geocaching while we were there. There are only two small playgrounds on site so besides those and the woods there is not much else for small kids to do. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Tent.

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Winemaker2

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $25.00
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A nice location for access to surrounding attractions. An older campground but stes are generally large, level and spaced out. The campground road is steep and winding - best to unhook towed vehicles before heading to the camping area. When making a phone reservation I was instructed to call the Headquarters for instructions regarding the low clearance (11'-1") and was given the wrong information. Note: If your rig is above the 11'-1" height - the campground is only accessible from rout 40 heading east and the Headquarters office is only accessible from route 40 heading west. Route 40 is divided and you must travel a mile or two to find a place to turn around. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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ozman

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $20.00
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Great park, close to Baltimore. Camp Host's were great very helpful. There are a few good sites for bigger rigs. Only issue is an 11' tunnel . Go to campground first and either walk or drive to office or ask the office the best approach in. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Motorhome.

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lledman

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $25.00
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Nice state park. We stayed at the Hollofield area – the campground is at the top of a mountain. Near the main entrance there was a hiking trail down a mountain, along the river edge and to a train tunnel. We didn’t visit the other hiking areas this trip but plan to return sometime to see the entire park. There was a dated playground near the camping loop but a nicer play area for the kids down by the main entrance. Saturday night we enjoyed the Scales & Tails program at the campfire area. Some sites looked to be tight for larger rigs but we didn't have any problems, all sites are back in. There is electricity available at some sites but all share a central water spigot located inside the main camping loop near the restrooms. There was a dump station that was also located inside the main loop on the other side of the restrooms. The restrooms were dated but very clean. We didn’t bring any but there were signs posted near the restroom asking people to not bring their own firewood ~ both camp hosts sites had some for sale. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Beth

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $25.00
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This is a decent overnight, typical MD state park sort of campground. The camp hosts were very kind, and our particular site, 403, was very nice -- level, shady, close enough to bath house, fine dusty ground, picnic table, fire pit with grate, and relatively private. Site 402 would have been nice as a "friends'" site if we had needed it and it was certainly big enough for a big rig. One caveat for PUP campers: our site was near the entrance to both circles and as a result we had lights and noise from entering vehicles well into the night -- This is obviously an overnighter sort-of place, not so much a destination campground. The playground was near us, but the slide was broken. The gnats started swarming when it got hot - thank goodness we had the screened-in room. Late night quiet hours (11 pm) were not observed nor enforced. That was a disappointment. We would probably only stay again if we needed to be close to Baltimore, which this is VERY close for city jaunts. We camped at Patapsco Valley State Park - Hollofield Area in a Tent Trailer.

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