Susquehanna State Park Quest

Susquehanna Scavenger Hunt

Introduction To Quest

Rock Run Grist MillThis quest welcomes families and teams alike who want to get outside, get active, and have fun! Explore and try to complete the tasks and answer the questions on the worksheet. Located along the Susquehanna River Valley, the park offers a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities as well as points of historical significance. While you seek and answer clues in this quest you can travel on some of our most popular trails, fish along the river, or visit some of our historic sites.

Quest Information

On this hike your team will visit several places in order to complete the scavenger hunt. Use your map and your knowledge to do your best. To complete the quest, you will need to stamp your passport. If you park by the bath house in the Deer Creek Picnic Area and look towards the pond, you should see a colorful bluebird box. You will find the stamp located inside!

To begin your quest, you can park in the Rock Run Historic Area at 801 Stafford Road. The Deer Creek Picnic Area, located at 948 Stafford Road, is also available to park in for free using your Park Quest passport. If you visit any areas that require an entrance fee, please take an envelope from the honor box and write "Park Quest" and your team name on the envelope. Tear off the receipt and display it on your rearview mirror, and then deposit the envelope in the honor box.

In order to complete the quest, you must answer at least 10 questions on the worksheet. You may begin with any question and no particular order is required. There is something for everyone to enjoy and see. Be sure to use your map to help navigate through the park. We recommend you start in the historic area, but feel free to move about and make your own adventure. The red trail connects the Historic Area to the Picnic Area in a 1.5 mile somewhat difficult hike. The trail head can be found on Rock Run Road by the Historic Area or the farthest corner of the Picnic Area parking lot. Remember that this hike is 1.5 miles one way, so plan accordingly. You can also drive between the two areas along Stafford Road. The goal is to have fun, go at your own pace, and enjoy the beautiful sites the park has to offer.

** If you plan to hike the red trail please keep in mind that this is not suitable for strollers or young children. Please use your discretion.

Park Information

Located along the Susquehanna River Valley with its heavy forest cover and rocky terrain, Susquehanna State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities as well as points of historical significance. The park is home to some of the most popular mountain biking trails in Maryland and the river itself beacons fishermen and boaters alike. Susquehanna State Park also contains a very family friendly campground with traditional campsites and cabins.

Susquehanna State Park
4122 Wilkinson Road
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Directions to Susquehanna State Park

  • Susquehanna State Park is located three miles northwest of Havre de Grace off Route 155 in Harford County. The park is approximately 35 miles north of Baltimore. Take I-95 north or south to Route 155, exit 89. Proceed west on Route 155 to Route 161. Turn right on Route 161 and then right on Rock Run Road. Follow Rock Run Road to the park.
  • Deer Creek Picnic Area: From Rock Run Road within the park keep right at the “Y” intersection. Turn left onto Stafford Road. Continue on Stafford Rd., Deer Creek Picnic area will be on your left.
  • Make a reservation to stay at the park.