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Cunningham Falls State Park

14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-7574
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Thurmont
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Camping, Hiking
Owner description: Located in the Catoctin Mountains, this park is well-known for its history, scenic beauty and various recreational facilities including campsites,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Cunningham Falls State Park is a great weekend getaway with plenty to do and see. Renting a two-person kayak was simple and a fun way to spend an afternoon. The beach is not large, but still has plenty of space to get some relaxation in. The Manor Camping area is rustic, but perfect for camping. The camp hosts were friendly... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took my son here as a little getaway for the day. We had a great time walking up the 1/2 mile trail to the falls, scenery on the trail is awesome! The trails does get a little challenging here and there but nothing too bad. May want to be cautious about snakes here, I saw on the news a... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

First of all, enter at the Manor Area - they charge less there than at the William Houck Area and either fee covers the whole park. Falls is nothing spectacular. Minimal visitors' center, etc. Not much else!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I an another couple visited the falls and did a nice ride through the area on our motorcycles. The scenery is breathtaking - streams, rocks, trees, wildlife, and nice curvy roads. There were lots of families visiting the falls and enjoying climbing on the rocks going up to the falls. This is a must see park when... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The only thing we wanted to see was the falls. However we had to pay $10 to get in as non Maryland residents. Could not even see the falls after walking to them due to the amount of people playing in water - even though there were signs saying not to. Not sure why there is a $5 entrance fee... More

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Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Stayed in the Bear Branch Loop of the Yauch area. Try to get a campsite on outer ring, away from water lines and bathhouse in the middle of the loop. Kids had a great time scrambling up and down boulders in loop's "island". Hike down to Falls was great and safe - while still challenging for 4, 6 and 8... More

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Accra, Ghana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Fun little place with lots of hiking potential. There are well maintained spots for car camping for young ones. The falls aren't hug, but enjoyable. Clearly there's nice running and cycling nearby for those who are hill inclined!

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stayed for one night in a mini camper cabin in the Deer Spring loop. The cabin itself was as expected, no frills, one bunk bed and one double. The site was scenic, but we were too close for comfort with our neighbors, who altogether had about 3 million kids. Loud kids. Screaming for no reason kids. There were also an... More

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Cunningham Falls State Park was an okay camp ground. You must camp on the gravel pads provided which would be fine, but they are small. The bathrooms only have one rather old shower. Some parks have a place to do dishes as well, but this park did not have a dish sink that we could find. The spaces are close... More

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Lancaster PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Very scenic falls and lake. The trails are well marked . It cost $7:00 a person for out of state visitors.We were only planning to see the Falls but after paying so much to get in we also went to the lake. They had plenty of help in the concession stand and the food was good. The restrooms were trashed... More

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