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Cunningham Falls State Park

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Address: 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone Number: 301-271-7574
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Activities: Hiking, Camping
Description: Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this park is well-known for its...
Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this park is well-known for its history, scenic beauty and various recreational facilities including campsites, hiking trails, picnic areas and fishing piers.
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Beautiful!

The falls are gorgeous and well worth the 1/2 mile walk to get there. The trail was rocky/gravel but was quite easy to maneuver. If you love nature and feel like getting some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The falls are gorgeous and well worth the 1/2 mile walk to get there. The trail was rocky/gravel but was quite easy to maneuver. If you love nature and feel like getting some exercise this is the place for you!!!

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Lapeer, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The trails were nice and very clean - climbing the falls was a great experience. The park also has kayak rentals at the beach.

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A small little place that is worth a stop for a quick nature break. It's pretty here and lots of covered bridges nearby too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went during 4th of July weekend. This was mine and my 6 year old boy first camping. The location is great; out enough to have no service in your phone but close enough that a supermarket and some restaurants are available within 5-10 miles. The bathrooms were ok. As others have said a shower with spiders can be challenging but... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We journeyed up from Loudoun County for the day to hike rocky, green trails, visit the falls, and go to Frederick for Oyster shooters and brunch. Great day!

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We went for our annual camping trip with neighbors. We were 6 families ranging from 6 yrs and 2 college kids. All the kids had fun because there's a lake for swimming and there's a short hike to the falls. We also brought our dogs so we really like that they allow pets on the grass by the lake. The... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This park offers very nice hikes for just about everyone. If you're not an avid hiker, take the easy lower trail to the falls. Other, more strenuous trails offer nice inclines and cliffs. The falls aren't incredibly spectacular, unless there's been a lot of rain or snow pack melting, but they're still nice to look at. The park also has... More 

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Enjoyed our camping overnight in Cunningham Falls state park. Was a little bit put off by the security arrangements at the check-in gate, but were happy to get settled into our site. Bathroom cleanliness could be improved.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

There are many hiking trails, and like most parks, if you go away from the main attractions, (falls, lake) you will have a peaceful forest walk. If you have a long time, walk to the falls and to the Catoctin Furnace. The falls are modest and gradual. More of a local scenic spot than a regional attraction.

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Westminster, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Yes the lake and beach can get crowded, but my 7 year old doesn't care! We always get there before 10ish and have no problem finding our own little part of sand. Going in late afternoon will also guarantee you a spot. Great gentle slop into the lake for little ones to play, practice swimming and not get plowed over... More 

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Address: 14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Phone Number: 301-271-7574
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Thurmont

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