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This is such a gorgeous and very historical place. I have gotten our family pictures done here... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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I have been going to this beach for 20 years. I take issue with people who complain that the beach... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
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Known for its excellent trout fishing, the topography of this scenic park includes tidal marshes and wetlands to steep, rugged slopes.
2813 Jerusalem Rd, Bradshaw, MD 21087-1050
+1 410-592-2897
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

I've been to Gunpowder Falls State Park many time, and I have yet to see any falls. It stretches way out, goes under two highways, and meanders along a stream. The thing that keeps me away is that on the weekends, folks trailer their horses...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank MysteryTraveler1956
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is such a gorgeous and very historical place. I have gotten our family pictures done here. We have gone hiking through the property and it is a good place to swim on a hot day. It is a nice place to have a picnic....More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank crislip86
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I have been going to this beach for 20 years. I take issue with people who complain that the beach is packed. Oh my, the beach is packed because it's hot outside. If you do not like this Beach, Drive your silly butt to Ocean...More

Date of experience: July 2018
10  Thank JKA_Express
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We visited last month for a short hike and enjoyed the experience. The park is large with access points throughout Baltimore and Harford counties. We were near Bel Air and saw a number of creeks and a few small waterfalls along our hike. I’m certain...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank StacyInDC2012
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Perfect place to get away from the world for a few hours. The Park is kept very clean, it's not overly crowded, and a great place to escape the everyday world for a few hours or so.

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank randomchick410
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The minimal $3.00 entry fee on an honor basis is worth the beautiful water scenery at this park .restrooms available clean and always open. Picnic tables plentiful . Great for dog walking just inspect your pet well for the pesty tag along ticks if you...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank rebeccasS3973ET
Reviewed 25 October 2017

The Gunpowder Falls State Park is a tradition in our family. The trails are challenging and fun. The park is very well maintained and a joy to experience. We visit in every season and are never disappointed.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ge0rgiel0u
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We were visiting from the flatlands of Texas and really enjoyed the walks along the river. Various terrain levels and flora kept us amazed and the natural beauty of the region. Over a few days we walked about 25 miles of trails. It was fun...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Fain R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The park is not horrible. However it is divided up into Several different locations. The admission cost to one area of the park DOES NOT include admission to another area. So if you go to the area by the beach, do not expect to have...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank ReneeH3
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is a beautiful hike w/ fantastic sights. Threre are flat trails by the creek one can walk, all the way to billy goat trails, for those who want a work out. No matter the time of year, it's alway lovely!

Date of experience: August 2017
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29 July 2017|
Response from John L | Reviewed this property |
Since Gunpowder Falls State Park crosses Bel Air Rd at the Little and Big Gunpowder Rivers, you need to be more specific. However, if you look at the Central Gunpowder trail maps at the DNR webpage, the maps will indicate... More
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Response from janej4747 | Reviewed this property |
We were in the Hammerman area which is where the beach is. There is a food concession stand indoors. We brought some water and a picnic lunch. There are picnic tables everywhere. The address to get to the Hammerman Beach... More