Patuxent River State Park facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsPatuxent River State Park
Patuxent River State Park Headquarters, Visitor Center and Nature Center
|Location||Howard County & Montgomery County, Maryland, United States|
|Nearest town||Olney, Maryland|
|Area||6,703 acres (27.13 km2)|
|Elevation||407 ft (124 m)|
|Designation||Maryland state park|
|Administrator||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
|Website||Patuxent River State Park|
Patuxent River State Park is a public recreation area located along the upper reaches of the Patuxent River in Howard and Montgomery counties in Maryland. The state park features hunting, fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking on unsigned and untended trails. Planning for the park began in 1963, with the Maryland General Assembly funding land purchases in each year from 1964 to 1968. It is part of the Northeastern coastal forests ecoregion.
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