High Ridge Park

10100 Superior Avenue, Laurel, MD 20723
  • Size: 88 acres
  • Habitat: Fall Line location; mixed deciduous/coniferous upland forest adjacent to Patuxent River below Rocky Gorge dam.
  • Best Months: Mid-April to early June; September to mid-October.
  • Coverage Time: 30–45 minutes
  • Trails/Paths: One mile asphalt
  • Notable Birds: Cackling Goose, White Ibis, Northern Goshawk, Laughing Gull, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Mourning Warbler.
  • Amenities: Restrooms (May–Sept), portable toilets rest of year. Tot lot, tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic pavilion, a few picnic tables in central recreational area.
  • Handicapped Access: Wide paved path with gentle grades
  • Operation and Hours: Howard County park; dawn to dusk (or as posted).
  • Special Attractions: Mountain laurel blooming peak is late May.
  • Howard County Recreation and Parks information

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Compiler: Joanne Solem

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