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Cunningham Falls State Park

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Address: 14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1514
Phone Number: +1 301-271-7574

Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this park is well-known for its history,...

Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this park is well-known for its history, scenic beauty and various recreational facilities including campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and fishing piers.

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Nice park.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Denise D
Owensville, Indiana
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Owensville, Indiana
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279 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

1 Thank Denise D
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 grills. The bath house sits in the middle of the sites and so is convenient... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I camped at this park many years ago when my child was young. It was a nice park and the facilities were good, I recall. I remember that some of the camping areas were pretty rocky which made tent camping a challenge. I believe we ended up sleeping in our car. We were there in the early 2000s so the... More 

Thank mcmandj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Nice boardwalk to the Falls. A little early for beautiful fall color and not much water flowing over the falls, but still pretty.

Thank Lyn N
Annapolis MD
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We had not been to Cunningham Falls for years and revisited yesterday. We had a nice hike to the falls through the forest and thoroughly enjoyed the great fall weather. The falls are the highest cascading falls in Maryland and are lovely but, don't a dramatic waterfall- just a beautiful spot. There is also a 40+ acre lake for summer... More 

Thank Qtfish
East Coast
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's difficult to rate this park fairly, because there are so many aspects to it. There is boating, hiking, bird/nature watching, climbing, swimming, camping etc. My review is specifically on the beach area and the hiking trail to the falls. It was too cold to swim when we were there, and the bathhouses and refreshment areas were all closed for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We approached the falls and park from the national park site with an interest to photographing them. Unfortunately it was a sunshine day on the weekend in early spring. Good news: without leaves on the trees, the falls were quite visible and easily photographed. Bad news: they are wimpy at that time of year. More bad news: idiots galore ignore... More 

Thank FredPurdue
Freeland, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We went here during Colorfest. Park is beautiful. Hike to Falls is awesome. Bathrooms are clean. Cabins are nice with electric. Park staff was a bit zealous with the parking.

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We took our grandchildren here to camp for a long weekend when it was rainy one day, windy and very cool for two days. We had a wonderful time camping, hiking and playing. The half mile hike up to the falls was fine even for the 3 year old. The reason for the 4 was because there was lots of... More 

Thank BLMerce
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

What a lovely state park! We've camped here several times; always in the William Houck area. Camp check-in was easy and quickly accomplished. Reservations are made online ahead of time (or call). An assortment of sites are available; you choose if you want to be close to the water pump; if you must have electricity; or a small rough cabin.... More 

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