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Cunningham Falls State Park

14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1514
+1 301-271-7574
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Beautiful hike. I am out of shape, some of the hike uphill was a little tough. Glad I did it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Christine231970
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Olney, Maryland
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Thank You For Handicap Access!

I have visited Cunningham Falls since I was little. What a beautiful spot. In the last few years I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa D
,
York, Pennsylvania
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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.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“the cliff” (10 reviews)
“swimming area” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-1514
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+1 301-271-7574
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"lower trail"
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"hiking trails"
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"lake beach"
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"camp store"
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"dump station"
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"easy trail"
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"honor system"
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"maple syrup festival"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful hike. I am out of shape, some of the hike uphill was a little tough. Glad I did it. Saw deer. Came across a black snake (think it was a rat snake) enjoying the sun right on our trail. We walked around not to...More

Thank Christine231970
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Cunningham Falls since I was little. What a beautiful spot. In the last few years I cannot navigate like I used to and I am thankful for the fact there is a Handicap Parking lot and boardwalk trail to the falls so...More

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually come here once or twice a summer - hiking, swimming kids always have a ball. We have never been on a weekend, always make sure to go during week so not too crowded!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is beautiful!! Well maintained!! There is an aviary in the park. There is also a lake that you can go swimming at. Lots of trails! Nature!! The falls are beautiful! We took the easier trail which was only a short walk. Maybe a...More

Thank laukhuff
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

We rented a class B RV and stayed here while visiting Gettysburg and Fredrick. Great location and beautiful terrain. Bathrooms and showers were very nice! We had a stunning campsite. Paid with credit card-staff were nice. Hiked to the falls which is beautiful. We wished...More

2  Thank MajeeSwanson
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Had a great time hiking to the falls. It is a fairly easy hike, and they have handicapped accessible path and parking to the falls to make it available via a wooden ramp. Beautiful to see.

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful drive, beach, fishing, waterfall, hiking trails for all levels. Nice visitor's center. Lovely stream.

Thank Lydia J
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

The kids and I enjoy coming here in the summer. We do the waterfall hike in the morning and then lounge by the lake for the rest of the day. It's a great way to spend a summer day!

Thank kisoffbaby
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

The Maple Syrup Festival takes place in March every year at the Cunningham Falls State Park. A major fundraiser for the park, the cost is $3.00 per person. There is a range of activities for everyone including live music, a pancake breakfast, a maple syrup...More

Thank PaleoGypsy
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

I love hiking through Cunningham Falls State Park. I have been visiting the Waterfall area for over 20 years and while winter is my favorite time to visit, this park is beautiful year round. They also have Handicap Parking really close to the waterfall with...More

Thank wahootoyou
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Angelica E
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Response from wahootoyou | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know; I have never camper there
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Evelyn G
14 September 2017|
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Response from Karen C | Reviewed this property |
We camped in tents. I did not notice the cabins. Sorry.
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mim
21 July 2017|
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