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Swallow Falls State Park

Address: 222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, MD 21550
Phone Number: (301) 387-6938
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Ranked #1 of 12 things to do 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.
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
Owner description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Nice hiking, the views of the falls are terrific, and the park is well maintained. Good for a family walk too.

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Belleville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We hiked the short trail to Swallow Falls, Muddy creek falls and Tolliver falls in February over President's day weekend. It was gorgeous. The stairs were incredibly slippery, and we were glad we brought our hiking poles for some grip.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I just tried booking a 7 day stay at Swallow Falls (Sat - Sat) but the MD state park system has implemented a rule that you must stay both Fri and Sat of every weekend which is absurd. I have never heard of such a policy and we are frequent campers. So even though we were willing to stay for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It was the first time I had taken my dog for a hike and she loved it and loved playing in the snow. The hike was short but it was the perfect length for a puppy.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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.

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White Marsh, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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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 

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Wailea, Hawaii
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131 reviews 131 reviews
13 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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 

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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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