An interesting formation in Patapsco Valley: Camel’s Den Cave

Where? Camel’s Den Cave, Daniels Dam Area, Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland, USA

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At a Glance ( from my instagram account)

More about this place:

Camel’s Den Cave is one of the few caves that you can easily visit in Maryland. Although it doesn’t take you underground, the natural opening is big enough for a human to walk in, take shelter and explore. It does fit the dictionary definition of a cave.

Kids can climb the walls of the cave easily. Perfect to satisfy and encourage curiosity and risk-taking.

The cave is located in the Daniels Area of Patapsco Valley State Park and sits along the Old Main Line to Daniels Loop Trail. Even though you don’t need to hike the entire trail to get here. As mentioned in my insta post, it’s about a ten minute walk from the parking lot on Daniels Rd. This cave is perfect for quick day trips. You can pair it with a visit to Daniels Dam which is right there. Check out this post about our visit to Daniels Dam.

That horizon at the end is Daniels Dam.

Moreover, on your walk to the cave you will pass old ruins, encouraging more exploration and history conversations.

Some of the ruins.
We had a debate about what stood here before/

You can learn more about caves in Maryland on this website. Also, check out my post to another cave gem in the Old Line State, Crystal Grottoes Caverns.

I hope you have a great time visiting this beautiful place. Being in contact with nature is proven to make you feel better and happier. Let me know if you go how it goes and remember that the easiest way to stay posted and in touch is to follow me on insta, where I also share videos of the places in my stories/highlights!

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