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Swallow Falls State Park

222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Amazing Views and Great Trails

If you like being outside and walking this is the place. Bring your camera to take a picture of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deep Creek Vacation

This is an amazing place. We hiked and hiked and then you hear it, the roaring of the falls... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swallow falls” (125 reviews)
“easy hike” (17 reviews)
“muddy creek” (21 reviews)
222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like being outside and walking this is the place. Bring your camera to take a picture of Muddy Creek Falls (the tallest in Maryland) and

Thank tom_crab
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing place. We hiked and hiked and then you hear it, the roaring of the falls. Cascading waters invade the rocks below allowing for small rapids to form below. There are areas where steps assist in getting one up the rugged terrain....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful space to walk and enjoy! The trails are well-marked and easy to travel. The grounds are extremely clean and well-maintained. On the hottest of days, it's a cool respite.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a short hike to beautiful waterfalls, this is the place to go. Wear sturdy shoes because you'll be walking on rocks part of the way. Make sure you bring your camera and hiking stick.

Thank MPearl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend if visiting Deep Creek. It was a nice walk/hike. Bring a camera and the family. If warm bring water shoes.

Thank OurHumbleOpinion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful falls, river and scenery. All hiking is pretty easy terrain. There are a total of 4 falls in the park that you can hike to.

Thank BonbiTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Swallow Falls campground is a mixed bag. First, for those who have RVs, hookup sites are few (3) although there are more than that as handicap sites. Regardless, sites are tight and geared for tenters. Rangers tour campground frequently. Bathhouses are immaculate. Like all Maryland...More

Thank KWhyte1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful October day hiking the trails. Easy walking, enjoyed the Falls. Low flow was to be expected due to lack of rain. Image is Muddy Creek Falls in the Park.

Thank Lvn-n-food
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this place but I am so sad to see the damage from the last great ice storm still down. Take that wood and use it. It looks so nasty in there with all the down trees. Yeah we get what you are trying to...More

Thank stm1258
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This park is everything the reviews say beautiful old growth eastern Hemlocks surrounding a wild flowing rocky river with a wonderful path with rocky outcrops hanging above and many opportunities to get down to the rivers edge. You need to be fairly active to get...More

Thank William F
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25 September 2017|
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Response from Jim Y | Reviewed this property |
I believe with a disabled permit you can drive closer down. however there would still be a short walk. it's not Niagra Falls but is kinda cool to see.
25 July 2017|
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Response from bbrogden | Reviewed this property |
Out of state will have to pay for a pass. Maybe you could car pool?
Jessica H
8 July 2017|
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Response from Diana H | Reviewed this property |
$3 for Maryland residents and $5 for non residents! Also, with the fee to Swallow Falls State Park, one can enter Herrington Manor State Park as well (2 for the price of 1) and it is only about less than 5 minutes away to... More