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Swallow Falls State Park

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Address: 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, MD 21550
Phone Number: (301) 387-6938
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Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.

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Great day for an adventure!!

Beautiful scenery and atmosphere. Great place to swim or for photography! It is a good place for all ages and only costs a few dollars per person!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery and atmosphere. Great place to swim or for photography! It is a good place for all ages and only costs a few dollars per person!!

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Turtle creek
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We visited here 15 years ago and our entire family was looking forward to hiking to the falls. Much to our shock, they charge $5 per person to enter the park. I always thought state parks were supposed to be free to the public. I could maybe see $5 per car but that is ridiculous to charge people that much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Campground and park was well taken care of despite recent significant rain ! Staff was friendly ! Camp site was clean and well taken care of ! Had a great Father's Day week ended ! Will return for sure !!!

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Oakland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Awesome Spot! The falls are most beautiful in winter just after a snow. Been there many times and could go back many more. A true wilderness treasure.

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Fredericktown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is the second time I have visited the park and I'm sure it won't be the last. The walk to the falls was great and the falls were awesome.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Beautifully kept paths and park! Great informational plaques along the way. We had a terrific day! Even accessible enough for our friend in wheelchair.

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Reston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have been going to Swallow Falls for 35 years. We make sure to wear a bathing suit under our clothes,take beach towels, and water shoes. After we hike the falls we come back to Muddy Creek Falls and go in and swim or walk over to the falls and climb up behind! Our kids loved it when they were... More 

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Eighty Four, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I hiked the loop that goes to 4 different waterfalls. Well-maintained wide trails except we took a rocky one on the way back, but we were in the woods, after all. Nice wooden steps down to the falls overlooks. It was interesting seeing the Yough River from a different view.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is a small state park with a lovely shaded walk among virgin hemlock and white pine trees. I enjoyed all the spring wildflowers, but the mountain laurel is just in bud. There are lots of steps down to the waterfalls from the main path. You will see may down trees due to heavy snow fall. There were some teens... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The virgin hemlock and white pine trees (some estimated to be 300+ years old) give a marvelous feeling to the walk. There are several falls with Swallow Falls being the most dramatic and very viewable ... you can walk to the on the top shelf to where the water tumble over ... but walk carefully or you will tumble over!

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Address: Address: 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, MD 21550
Phone Number: (301) 387-6938
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Garrett County  >  Oakland

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