Description - Rocks has 855 acres of dense forests and massive boulders riding above Deer Creek. The King and Queen Seat, once a ceremonial gathering place of the Susquehannock Nation of Native Americans, is a natural 190-foot rock outcrop. This cliff, reached by scenic trails, affords a view of the rolling hills and farmland of Harford County. Also preserved on park property are many structural remains from the days when the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad wound its way through Rocks, helping the farms and quarries of Northern Harford County to prosper.
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Rocks State Park
- Rocks Creek State Park is a beautiful linear park along Deer Creek with lots of family fun-filled recreations. The dense forests and massive boulders flanking Deer Creek make natural playgrounds. The area is great for summer swimming and tubing with nearly 3.5 miles available. This includes class 3 rapids, which many people choose to portage around. The park does not supply tubes, bring your own. Three large picnic areas and several miles of hiking and biking trails make Rocks State Park a great place to spend the day. Anglers find Deer Creek a designated put- and-take trout fishing area.
Recreation - Rocks State Park features campfire programs, fishing, canoeing, hiking trails, historic interest, bow hunting, picnicking, rock climbing and repelling, playgrounds, shelters, tubing and a pet trail.
Climate - Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.
Rock State Park is located about 30 miles north of Baltimore and 8 miles northwest of Bel Air on MD State Route 24.