We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Swallow Falls State Park

Address: 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, MD 21550
Phone Number: (301) 387-6938
Website
Improve this listing
95%
Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Owner description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Owner description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
Write a Review

214 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    154
    51
    7
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visit the Falls every time we go to DCL. They have great trails to hike with the family and the water falls are amazing. A "must-visit" if you've never been.

Was this review helpful? Yes
White Marsh, Maryland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Love to take a long hike along the trail in the Winter. Gorgeous waterfall. Pet friendly a must do in Deep Creek.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Youngstown, Ohio
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This park is amazing. They have stairs as well as a handicapped walk ways that we actually used do to the icy weather. The views are simply spectacular. I would advise not going in the winter due to the slip factor. Summer would be the best This park is nature at it's very best. Don't forget to visit the campsite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairmont, West Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Love this place. I always go here whether it's summer or winter. Loop trail includes 3 waterfalls. Restrooms available. Donation box at gate, I feel good giving this facility money. Definately a must see. Not far from the deep creek area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wailea, Hawaii
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
13 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at the park. While we didn't have snow during our visits we did have lots of icy patches, especially on the steps. The trails are easy to navigate and afford some great picture locations. Our 81 year old dad did very well with the trails. Be aware that many people bring dogs that are not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We visited this park at the end of November during a big snow fall. It was so pretty and the waterfalls were beautiful. The rocky trail was a lot of fun!!!! We were able to manage fine with a 5 month, 4 and 8 year olds, but I would not recommend for anybody who has trouble getting around or is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Crofton, Maryland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I went here (11/29/2014) while on vacation at Deep Creek Lake. We took our dogs with us as well. There was a ton of snow on the ground. Pros: Very pretty with the snow. Great views. Dogs enjoyed it very much. Cons: Trails are slippery with snow on the ground. Trails are not marked very well. No... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Took a fall hike in the park in late November and found it to be breathtakingly beautiful and serene. There were several other visitors, more than we expected for this time of year, but it added to the experience. Taking a quiet hike between Muddy Falls and Swallow Falls was an easy trek and invigorating. There was some ice on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owings Mills, Maryland
Top Contributor
315 reviews 315 reviews
74 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We were spending a long weekend in Deep Creek Lake and decided to go to Swallow Falls State Park and hike the falls area. It was not too cold but there was snow on the ground which made walking on the banks of the river a little slippery but all in all it was worth it. The falls were not... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been visiting Swallow Falls since I was little and it never disappoints. Such a beautiful area and relaxing place. This trip was my 4 yo daughters first visit and she had a blast. If you love the outdoors this is a must see place!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Swallow Falls State Park also viewed

McHenry, Garrett County
 
Accident, Garrett County
Oakland, Garrett County
 

Been to Swallow Falls State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Swallow Falls State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?