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Swallow Falls State Park

222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
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Gem of a Park

Beautiful park, amazing rock formations, pretty waterfalls and streams. Great hike. Takes about 45... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Luana B
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Alexandria, Virginia
via mobile
Beautiful place

This is our second visit to the park and we loved it as much as we did the first time a year ago... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Randall C
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Takoma Park, 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” (119 reviews)
“easy hike” (17 reviews)
“parking lot” (27 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 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park, amazing rock formations, pretty waterfalls and streams. Great hike. Takes about 45 to 60 minutes. Lots of history here too. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison once camped here. If you go to Garrett County Maryland, this is a must-see stop.

Thank Luana B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second visit to the park and we loved it as much as we did the first time a year ago. We do the canyon trail which gets quite rocky in parts. To do this loop took us an hour and a quarter...More

Thank Randall C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is an entrance fee. $10 per vehicle, if you are an out of state visitor, otherwise $5 for in state vehicle. They will give you a brochure and map upon entrance and request for free. There are restrooms in a little building, a food...More

1  Thank MissLoisLayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to hike and enjoy multiple waterfalls. Well designated trails makes it very easy to get around.

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The whole family enjoyed this outing. We saw 3 falls and did some hiking and swimming (brrrr!) and the kids jumped off a rock!

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent about 2 hours viewing the gorgeous waterfalls in this park. Hiking is either easy, if you stay on the designated gravel trails, or challenging if you choose to walk river side, with many rocks and hills. Teenage kids really enjoyed swimming under Muddy Creek...More

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is five dollars per person to pay to get into the park. There is a parking lot before you get to the main park entrance that you can park at for free and walk in through a trail. Water is beautiful and so is...More

4  Thank marumbaugh
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 .

1  Thank stacey06200530
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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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