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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 Family Hiking and Exploring

Definitely put Swallow Falls on your Bucket List! The hiking is great, the falls are gorgeous, you can climb down the rocks towards the water, and there are places you can swim in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Definitely put Swallow Falls on your Bucket List! The hiking is great, the falls are gorgeous, you can climb down the rocks towards the water, and there are places you can swim in the river. The whole park is absolutely beautiful. One caveat: I was overconfident in my hiking ability, and was flying down the trail when I hit a... More 

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East Rochester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My 11 year old daughter and I decided to hike Swallow Falls State Park to see the three waterfalls. It was a big tricky in places because while there was a trail, there were rocks and tree branches to navigate. It wasn't a steep hike except for the stairs, but it would be easy to turn an ankle if you're... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Get up close and personal with nature and two powerful waterfalls swimming available below! Access to Swallow Falls steep stairway while Muddy Falls Larger and more beautiful, Adjacent,and is ramp accessible !

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Poland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

About 20 of us hiked to the falls on a warm day. The trails are well maintained. It's a mostly easy hike, but there are some stairs and rocks to maneuver. Nothing was unsafe, so it was a good hike for kids. The falls were beautiful, especially Muddy Creek. A definite have to if you are in the Deep Creek... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited the park during a spontaneous trip because it had a cabin available at the last minute during a holiday weekend. I believe it was a cancellation, not a reflection on the park, and it ended up being such a great experience for us. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The staff was nice and helpful, which we really... More 

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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went camping this weekend. Some camp sites are small, so you want to look carefully before you book it, depending on whether you have 1 or 2 tents for your family. The walk around the lake was nice and the water was just refreshing. We saw expert kayakers practicing which was an extra treat. The camp ground hosts were... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was the first stop on our trip here, and it was by far the best! The park goes in a big loop, so it doesn't matter where you start. The river was quite high when we were there, but I've heard sometimes you can even swim in it. In spite of the gray day, it was an amazing visit.... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a beautiful place. Great walking trail with well maintained path through natural forests and rock formations, but the falls...oh my, they were amazing. The power of the water through that narrow river was so loud you could hardly talk. Just sit on the rocks and take it all in. Great photo ops through out the hike.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Swallow Falls State Park, part of the Youghiogheny Wild and Scenic River area, is a Maryland State Park which is very convenient to the towns of McHenry and Oakland. There are several beautiful trails there, one of which is accessible by wheelchair (see the park staff at check - in to make those arrangements). You can come here for the... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I have been to Swallow Falls several times but no matter how many times I've seen the falls it still takes my breath away. The whole hike from muddy creek falls to swallow falls is about 1.5 miles. This was my first time taking my kiddos (5&2) and they absolutely loved it. The trail is very well maintained and easy... More 

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Additional Information about Swallow Falls State Park

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

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