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Swallow Falls State Park

222 Herrington Lane, Oakland, MD 21550
(301) 387-6938
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Swimming
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Owner description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.

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South Carolina
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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!

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Oakland ,MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are visiting in the summer- weekdays and early in the day is best as parking fills up fast. I suggest starting on the rt side trail down to Swallow Falls first, then along the river trail to Muddy Creek Falls this way you see if from the bottom. Warning- the rocks in the river are slick, people have... More

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McLean, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Had read about the views of the waterfalls and wasn't disappointed. I do wish the trails were a little more clearly marked at the on set, but we soon figured out which direction to head. Not a hard walk at all, but there were rocks to traverse so make sure you've got appropriate shoes. There's a little gift shop as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Gf and I visited over the weekend. Short ride from deep creek park was spotless and clean. It was cold and raining but we really enjoyed our visit. I trails were well kept and views were amazing.

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Sharpsburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a wonderful time hiking the trail from Tolliver Falls to Muddy Creek falls. The weather was crisp and cool and the scenery was beautiful. We were able to take our dogs with us and everyone had an enjoyable afternoon hiking and picnicking.

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West Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Enjoyed a brisk autumn walk with our yellow lab and our 15-year-old; both loved it! Easily accessible but it's necessary to navigate lots of stairs to really view the waterfalls. Beautiful place, not generally known; we learned of it from a local in Cheat Lake, WV.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Easy walk from the parking lot with a slippery ramp! Lots of tourists on a beautiful day, however the falls are great and it was most relaxing watching kayakers at the rapids!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Easy access and a pleasant, picturesque walk. The grounds are well maintained as it's a gem hidden in the Oakland, Md area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We loved it here!! The kids had so much fun climbing around on the rocks and hiking the trails. The mile loop is easy with beautiful scenery. We look forward to coming back!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Short trail (1 and 1/4 mile) along the Youghiogheny River. Upper and Lower Swallow Falls and Muddy Creek Falls(the largest falls in Md.) Very nice trail through the woods and along the river.

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