Parkton, Maryland

Photograph Prettyboy Dam

Originally added by Chandler Anderson

Picturesque Valley that has a massive Dam at the end of it. Make sure to bring your camera!

Make sure you park in the designated spots located above the Dam. Walk across the Dam road bridge and about mid way stop and take a look over the edge. You will be greeted with the a beautiful view of the valley. To explore more keep walking over the dam bridge and walk down the stairs to view the of size and beauty of Prettyboy dam. To explore even more you can go to Gunpowder Falls State Park and hike up the valley to the base of the Dam! Remember to always know your limits and be safe. Your adventure urge will sure to be cured here, Happy adventures! 

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Loved it!

It was great taking photos there!

Great views!

great place to get some zen !

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