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Swallow Falls State Park

222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Summers at Swallow Falls

What a beautiful space to walk and enjoy! The trails are well-marked and easy to travel. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barbara H
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Beautiful place for a short hike

If you're looking for a short hike to beautiful waterfalls, this is the place to go. Wear sturdy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MPearl
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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” (124 reviews)
“easy hike” (17 reviews)
“muddy creek” (21 reviews)
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222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
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+1 301-387-6938
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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 1 week 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of a drive and when you get there it's $5 per person for out of state visitors. nice wooded areas and benches, but rather average. Then you walk the trail to the falls, and find they are only 6 to 10 feet in...More

Thank mike i
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this park on a few occasions and it never gets old. Beautiful trails and views. The falls are must see. There is a charge for entrance of the park. $3 per person for Maryland residents and $5 for out of staters. Well worth...More

Thank Michael S
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dijewell2005
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.
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mlkp2015
26 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?
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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
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