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Swallow Falls State Park

222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Beautiful Waterfall Hike

We visited Swallow Falls twice on a recent visit to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. We loved hiking the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shelley-Sue W
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Easy beautiful hike

This is an easy trail for young and old . Short hike to the falls , beautiful place to take photos... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
stacey06200530
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Lititz
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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“parking lot” (26 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 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Swallow Falls twice on a recent visit to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. We loved hiking the trail that follows the river. It was very scenic and well maintained. Take note that there are a few dozen steps and the trail has many rocks...More

Thank Shelley-Sue W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an easy trail for young and old . Short hike to the falls , beautiful place to take photos . This is a great place for young families , and families with teens .

Thank stacey06200530
Reviewed 5 days ago

Three year ago this state park was devastated by hurricane Sandy. Thousands of fallen trees obstructed and damaged many trails. We visited 6 months later and many trees were still down. We just visited last week and are happy to say park looks the way...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very easy hike on well marked trails to see the falls. There are four falls to see but the best one is Muddy Creek falls. The park is well maintained.

Thank k1027d
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great hike- not too long and shaded. The trees covered most of the sun along the way which made it bearable. Bring your bathing suit and water shoes so you can swim

Thank johnay271
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been ages since I've been here and they have really improved the trails, adding steps and handrails in several places. Trails are fairly easy and the walks are short to the falls. It's possible to see all three of the falls easily in an...More

Thank crocuslover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to see the falls at the state park..was a short walk to get to largest one there..surprised to be charged $5 each to go into state Park because we were not Maryland natives..

Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The falls here were rushing due to the recent weather. The park is a bit small, so we walked around it twice. Each time was enjoyable, though.

Thank Ivy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Swallow Falls State park has 3 sets of waterfalls surrounded by Hemlocks. Muddy Creek is a 53' waterfall and the largest. The others are viewable when you hike around the park. This is one of my regular spots I visit each time I stay...More

Thank wcyoung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a worthy jaunt, for sure! If you've made it close enough to consider going, you should definitely go! It's an easy 1.25 mile stroll in the shade AND you get to see and hear a powerful river and 4 waterfalls. If navigating stairs is...More

Thank Marguerite B
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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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ar145
9 June 2017|
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Response from tina b | Reviewed this property |
You can rent kayaks at Herrington manor, that park is 5 miles away from swallow falls. We asked last weekend and the cost was 8 for an hour.
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