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Bacon Ridge Natural Area

Bacon Ridge Natural Area

1214 Severn Chapel Road
Crownsville, MD 21032
(410) 222-2844

Park Amenities

2022 Deer Management Closures

Severn Chapel Road Parking Area Trailheads and trails in the new Severn Chapel Road Property "Forney Property" will be closed to public access until 1 PM on the following dates: 10/24, 11/1, 11/10, 11/30, 12/9, 12/14 for scheduled deer management program. The Bike Skills Park will remain open.

How to Read the Trail Blazes


A guide to understanding the painted trail markings at the Bacon Ridge Natural Area.

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Bacon Ridge Natural Area in the South River Greenway contains over 1,100 acres of mature forest and wetland, including 630 acres of permanently protected land through a conservation easement between Anne Arundel County, Maryland Environmental Trust, and Scenic Rivers Land Trust
Over 20 miles of natural surface trails have been constructed in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE), a non-profit organization, and mountain biking and trail-building advocacy club. These multiuse trails are open to hikers, mountain bikers, and pets on leashes. Accessible from the Severn Chapel Parking Area is a mountain bike skills park.
Portable restrooms are available year-round at the Severn Chapel & Hawkins Road Parking Areas.
Resource Conservation & Protection Park Rangers can be reached by calling 410-222-2844

Parking Areas

Severn Chapel Parking Area
1214 Severn Chapel Road
Crownsville, MD 21032

Bacon Ridge Road Parking Area
1284 Bacon Ridge Road
Crownsville, MD 21032

Hawkins Road Parking Area
Located near 1700 Hawkins Road
Crownsville, MD 21032
Park Rules
  • Park is open from dawn to dusk*
  • Alcoholic beverages, weapons, hunting, fireworks, metal detecting and littering are prohibited.
  • Vehicles are allowed in designated parking areas only and may not park overnight.
  • Storage of commercial vehicles/equipment is prohibited. 
  • Pets must be under the control of their owners, on a leash at all times, and their waste disposed of properly. 
  • Off road vehicles, dirt bikes, and similar types of vehicles are prohibited.
  • Interfering with, removing or disturbing wildlife and natural resources is prohibited.

*Exception: those in compliance with the Bacon Ridge Natural Area - After Hours Night Riding Usage Memorandum of Understanding may remain in the park after dusk, within the agreed upon dates and times.

A complete listing of rules regulations can be found here.


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