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Swallow Falls State Park

222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Beautiful but icy paths, bring the ice cleats!

Our adventure today took us to Swallow Falls, weather called for rain so we were well prepared with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adventuresof4
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Williamsport, Maryland, United States
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Muddy Creek Falls Garrett County MD

Beautiful 53 foot falls located in Swallow Falls State Park. Good access trail to Muddy Creek and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
1942oldtimer
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Cumberland, 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” (128 reviews)
“easy hike” (17 reviews)
“muddy creek” (22 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our adventure today took us to Swallow Falls, weather called for rain so we were well prepared with boots and umbrellas.....rain held off for our entire hike but oh my goodness we should have brought our ice cleats to make the hike safe. The falls...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful 53 foot falls located in Swallow Falls State Park. Good access trail to Muddy Creek and Swallow Falls. On site parking complete with restrooms and picnic area. Close to Deep Creek Lake. Take your camera.

Thank 1942oldtimer
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Swallow falls is a must see when visiting Garrett County. As a 22 year resident I never get board with hiking and visiting swallow falls. Best time to visit the falls is after a good snowfall and a week of temps around zero.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

A long visit to Deep Creek Lake should always include a visit to the falls. Nice hiking trails, good parking and handicapped friendly too. Nearly all the trails are covered by trees so it can be nice and shady during the hot summer. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

The town nearby, Oakland is quaint if not a bit run-down but as it serves as the jumping off point to a number of scenic areas its AWESOME. Swallow Falls is beautiful; we have visited it during pretty much every season and thus have enjoyed...More

Thank Kraig M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 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

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

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

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dijewell2005
25 September 2017|
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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
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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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