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Winter Wonderland

This park is wonderful to visit and hike in the snow. The Muddy Creek Falls are breathtakingly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kyle S
Snow covered hike

We went to Swallow Falls State Park and walked a very snowy path to the lower falls. The trees... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vera A
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is wonderful to visit and hike in the snow. The Muddy Creek Falls are breathtakingly beautiful, 53 ft waterfall. the industrial giants of the last century Ford, Edison, and Firestone hiked this area of Maryland in 1921.They wrote of their adventures and mentioned...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Swallow Falls State Park and walked a very snowy path to the lower falls. The trees were covered in snow and the path was quiet due to the snow. The falls did not disappoint! There were icicles clinging to the rocks and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vera A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other than Swallow Falls, there’s also Muddy Creek Falls to check out as well as a few hidden areas locals don’t care to share. Lol. There are swimming areas here but you need to be very careful, even on what seems to be a calmer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just love taking friends to the Falls .. adventure trails and marked paths make this a great place to find off the beaten road from Deep Creek Lake

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Definitely include this state park on a visit while in the area in any season! We recently hiked the loop in January and while it was chilly and muddy, it was a lot of fun. The scenery is gorgeous and bonus, we even saw two...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Amy M
Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Swallow Falls is a great park with restrooms, paved parking, and a loop trail. Take an immediate left to get to the amazing waterfall. There are wooden platforms to capture photographs at different heights. The trails are well marked and maintained.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank acochran82
Reviewed December 31, 2018

stunning who could have known maryland had some of the prettiest waterfalls ive ever seen. nice hiking trails plenty of photo opportunitys.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank garyss121
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We hiked the very short trail around Swallow Falls and Muddy Creek Falls..Beautiful view of Muddy Creek - 30 degrees and the park was packed..Can only imagine the spring/summer/fall months!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bashergirl_75
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

This state park is home of Muddy Falls and Swallow Falls. Muddy Falls is the tallest falls in Maryland. Swallow Falls is named for it's shape which is like a Swallow tail. Visitors to Garrett county almost always stop by to see the falls and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Clint B
Reviewed November 29, 2018

We went to the park to see the fall foliage and the three falls that located within the park. Despite the drizzle on the day of our visit, we enjoyed seeing the area and taking an easy relaxing hike to the falls. We arrived @10am...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Janice M
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Response from Wesley F | Reviewed this property |
The upper trail is handicap and stroller accessible and take you to all three major waterfalls. Plus they have ramps at Muddy Creek Falls that let observe from the top or bottom of the falls. Have a great trip!
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
If you take the path the left from the parking lot, it will very shortly take you to the top of Muddy Creek Falls (that's the big one). However, to actually get a good look at the falls, you'll have to go down a rather long... More