Skip Navigation


  • Ball Diamonds
  • Boat Ramps
  • Dog Park
  • Drones Permitted
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Multipurpose Courts
  • Nature Trails
  • Paved Walking Paths
  • Pavilions
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playgrounds
  • Pond-Lake
  • Restrooms
  • Sand Volleyball Courts


Southwest Area Park features Baltimore County's only public boat ramp on the Patapsco River. It is for shallow draft boats only.

Vessel Size: Small (Vessels less than 16 feet in length are considered small and those greater than 16 feet as large.)

Boat Ramp Fees and Permits

Baltimore County does not charge a fee or require a permit to use the Chesapeake Bay access ramps at any of its parks. 

Programs and Events

Learn more about programs and events happening at the park, offered by the Baltimore-Highlands Community Recreation Office.

Park Details





230 Acres