Gunpowder Falls State Park


Gunpowder Falls State Park

Infobox_protected_area | name = Gunpowder Falls State Park, Maryland, USA
iucn_category = V


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location = Baltimore County & Harford County, Maryland, USA
nearest_city = Baltimore, Maryland
lat_degrees = 39
lat_minutes = 28
lat_seconds = 47
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 76
long_minutes = 34
long_seconds = 14
long_direction = W
area = convert|18000|acre|km2|2
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governing_body = Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Gunpowder Falls State Park is an convert|18000|acre|km2|2|sing=on park in northwestern Baltimore County, and eastern Harford County, Maryland. It is primarily made up of the stream valleys of the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls and the Gunpowder River, and boasts over 100 miles of trails. All areas of the park are convenient to the Baltimore Metropolitan Area and are nearby exits of I-83, I-695, and I-95. The mostly linear park's natural features range from tidal marshes and wetlands to steep, rugged slopes.

Mill Pond Cottage

The Mill Pond Cottage, situated in the Hereford Wildlands, is a unique lodging opportunity in Gunpowder Falls State Park. The private cottage is reservable year round and offers convenient access to park activities.

Dundee Creek Marina

Located on Dundee Creek, near the mouth of the Gunpowder River, Dundee Creek Marina offers a number of boating services including slip lease and a marina store open March through October.

Park Areas

*Hereford Area
*Northern Central Railroad Trail/Torrey C. Brown Trail
*Central Area
*Hammerman Area
*Dundee Creek Marina

Recreation

*Birdwatching
*Canoeing/Kayaking
*Cross country skiing
*Tidal water fishing/crabbing
*Put and take trout fishing
*Catch and release trout fishing
*Hiking
*Horseback riding
*Bow hunting
*Waterfowl hunting
*Mountain Biking
*Road biking
*Tubing
*Boat Launch
*Boat Rentals
*Picnicking/Picnic Shelters
*Playgrounds

External links

* [http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/central/gunpowder.html Gunpowder Falls State Park Website]
* [http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/millpond.html Mill Pond Cottage Information]


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