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Cunningham Falls State Park

14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1514
+1 301-271-7574
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Short hike!

This is the third time we've enjoyed hiking this short trail to the falls! God's nature is so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Les H
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
via mobile
Too many people

This park has a lot to offer, depending on your interests. There are miles of trails, campsites and... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Sue F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“swimming area” (10 reviews)
“lake” (75 reviews)
“campground” (25 reviews)
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1514
+1 301-271-7574
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the third time we've enjoyed hiking this short trail to the falls! God's nature is so enjoyable!

1  Thank Les H
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This park has a lot to offer, depending on your interests. There are miles of trails, campsites and more secluded areas, but this review is based solely on the beach areas and the trails leading to the falls. I grew up in the rolling hills...More

4  Thank Sue F
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This State Park is huge. It has entrances on the Eastern and Northern sides and costs $3 for MD cars and $5 for out of state cars on the honor system. It can be a bit confusing trying to figure out where you want to...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Seeing this never grows old. I visit every time I get the chance. There is no parking. You must hike from the visitor center but I must say it is an easy and relaxing hike.

Thank Mic S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Must see. Go to the aviary. It is wonderful there. the rangers are friendly and knowledgeable. There are wonderful places to have a quiet picnic.

Thank Jill1419
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

I took my son to this hike and he enjoyed every single step. He had a great time together the views, the waterfalls, everything conspires to make your day amazing.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I love the north side of the lake, because it is quieter. Simply stunning view everywhere! I did one hike on a Sunday, I recommend early or during the week. Sundays were very crowded.

Thank dianagore211
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We arrived here late on New Years Day with just an hour of daylight left so chose to hike the 1 mile Lower Falls Trail. Short, but very sweet -a beautiful, easy trail through some cool rock formations to the Falls. Definitely plan on coming...More

Thank AnnieJ52
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Looking for a fall drive, we were in this area and drove through this park. At the end of Oct. it seemed their season was slowing down. Beautiful drive for fall colors the day we were there. Camping, hiking, etc. available in season!

2  Thank Denise D
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Camped this past weekend at Addison Run in the Houck Area. The sites were perfect for tent camping – clean and nicely spaced. Addison Run costs a little more, but it has electricity, a shelf for your pots and pans and the fire rings have...More

3  Thank msgr0uch
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Hours and days to Swim after Labor Day????
29 August 2016|
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How long is the Lake open to Swim? Since it is still extremely hot out.
28 August 2016|
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Response from Larry D | Reviewed this property |
There are no life guards after Labor Day.
hi we are camping with a pop up camper. Can we also bring a small tent?
28 July 2016|
Response from melinda146 |
Hello, are well behaved dogs allowed to stay inside campers for a short time unattended?