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Overview of Susquehanna State Park

Susquehanna State Park is located in Harford County, Maryland, along the Susquehanna River. It offers a scenic area with a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, boating, and horseback riding. The park is rich in history with sites including the Archer's Mill and the Rock Run Historic Area featuring the Rock Run Grist Mill and the Jersey Toll House.

Campground Information

Campsite Features:

  • The park has a campground with basic amenities that include picnic tables and fire rings at each site.
  • Some sites may have electric hookups.
  • Restroom facilities with hot showers are typically available.

Campground Regulations:

  • A campsite must be reserved and paid for before setting up your camp.
  • Check-in and check-out times are usually enforced.
  • Quiet hours are normally set for the evening and early morning to ensure all campers enjoy a peaceful stay.
  • Alcoholic beverages are often prohibited.

Reservations:

  • Campsites can usually be reserved online through the park's reservation system or another booking platform designated by the state park system.
  • It is advisable to make reservations well in advance, especially during peak season.

Activities and Amenities

Hiking and Trails:

  • The park has over 15 miles of marked and maintained trails ranging from easy to difficult.
  • Trails like the Susquehanna Ridge Trail provide beautiful views of the river.

Fishing and Boating:

  • The Susquehanna River is known for excellent fishing opportunities, with species like smallmouth bass and catfish.
  • Boating access is provided, and a boat launch is available for use.

Historic Sites:

  • The park contains the Rock Run Historic Area, an important historical site with the Rock Run Grist Mill and the restored Jersey Toll House.
  • These sites sometimes offer guided tours and educational programs.

Horseback Riding:

  • There are designated trails for horseback riding within the park.

Park Regulations and Safety

  • Follow all posted rules and regulations for safety and to preserve the natural habitat.
  • Campfires must be contained within provided fire rings or pits.
  • Wildlife should not be fed or disturbed.
  • Leave No Trace principles should be followed to minimize the impact on the environment.

Accessibility

  • Susquehanna State Park is committed to providing a range of accessible amenities to all visitors.
  • Check with the park directly for specific accessible facilities and services prior to your visit.

Preparing for Your Visit:

Before heading out to Susquehanna State Park, it is wise to:

  • Confirm the campground's operational status and any seasonal closures.
  • Check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly.
  • Be aware of the local wildlife and any precautions to take.
  • Ensure you have a valid fishing license if you plan to fish.

For the latest information, you should contact the park directly or visit the official website for Susquehanna State Park for up-to-date details concerning camping reservations, current regulations, and any potential alerts or advisories that may affect your visit.

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