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Morgan Run Natural Environment Area
Copyright: - Maryland State Forest and Park Service
Morgan Run Natural Environment Area
Description - Located in Carroll County, the Morgan Run Natural Environment Area is comprised of approximately 1,400 acres of natural area.

Attractions - Morgan Run Natural Environment Area provides wide open spaces for hiking and horseback riding. These two features are very popular. Please note that equestrians are restricted to specific trails. The Morgan Run is available to trout anglers as a catch-and-release trout stream. The two species of trout in Morgan Run are brown and rainbow; most often caught from the London Bridge Road upstream to State Route 97.

For fishing details, call (in-state) 1-877-620-8DNR, (out-of-state) 1-800-688-FINS and (TTY) 1-410-260-8835.

Recreation - Hiking, horseback riding, and trout fishing are the three main recreations enjoyed at this undeveloped park. Regulated hunting permitted.

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.

Location - Morgan Run Natural Environment Area is located south of Westminster off State Route 97 and Bartholow Road. Travel to Ben Rose Lane parking area to enter the NEA.

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Filed By: Tom (Westminster, MD)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: unmarked meandering single track with many side trails, going ????. No maps. We started at a horse trailer parking lot and headed down hill hoping to find Morgan Run. I became lost for a short time with a 3 and 6 year old. I love getting lost! We never found Morgan run, it was another direction, but we did find a great hollow with dear and small widelife. We hiked 3 miles or so and just touched the edges of this great wild area. Very secluded, I felt I could spend days exploring. I can't wait to go back with my mountain bike and explore.

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Contact Information:
Morgan Run Natural Environment Area, c/o Patapsco Valley State Park, 8020 Baltimore National Pike , Ellicott City, MD, 21043, Phone: 410-461-5005

Additional Information:
Central Maryland - Central Maryland includes five counties ranging from pastoral agriculture fields, to the booming industrial metropolis of Baltimore, to the small water towns of the Chesapeake Bay where harvesting the water's riches is still a way of life.
Maryland State Parks - Maryland State Forest and Park Service offers 47 state parks with recreational opportunities offered for all ages. From the forested regions to where land meets sea, Maryland's public parcels provide recreation, relaxation, and education. Many facilities possess barrier-free design.

Maryland State Forest and Park Service -
Morgan Run Natural Environment Area - Official agency website.


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