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Cunningham Falls State Park

14039 Catoctin Hollow Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-7574
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Thurmont
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Washington, DC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went in the fall before the leaves changed color, and when the kids were in school. It was relatively deserted.

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Thurmont, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We recently moved to this area and we are very happy to have this park so near. It is a fine place for families to come to enjoy mountain scenery and outdoor activities. Hiking, swimming, picnicking facilities are very attractive. This Maryland State Park is adjacent to the Catoctin Mountain National Park. Hikers, campers and families who love outdoor activities... More

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Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There is lots to do in Cunningham Falls State Park. It's a beautiful location offering a plethora of hiking trails, nature centers, a lake to swim in, water falls to visit, playgrounds and camping to name a few. Located in a what feels like a remote location yet close to civilization where you have quick access to Thurmont restaurants and... More

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USA
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The only reason we aren't rating this a 5 is because it is so early in the season the potties are closed. Other than that, it is a beautiful place to bring the whole family including the doggie. The lake and Falls are beautiful!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

For those who like to hike in snow-covered woods, this is a lovely nature preserve in Winter. It's only an hour or so from Washington, DC. The frozen falls are particularly beautiful.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We've visited CFSP a few times, most recently this past summer, when we camped there for two nights. The campsite was fine, and there are some nice trails to hike on. But the falls are little more than a trickle in the summer - unless there has recently been heavy rain - and the park is extremely crowded with day... More

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Thurmont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lot's to do in this park. The trails are well maintained and scenic. The lake is wonderful. Lots of grills and tables to picnic.

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Thurmont, Maryland, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a great park, and not just because we live near it. This park has a lake with great beach, the falls, and some great activities for the kids. In March look for the Maple Sugaring activities they have at the park. It can be crowded during the summer. There are some great trails as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have been going to this park since I was a kid. Recently re-visited for a day hike celebrating my mothers birthday. The hiking is breathtaking and I highly suggest taking the upper trails if you are able they actually aren't that steep and I have hiked much more strenuous trails. Its a great hike for kids as well which... More

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I'm not sure if it's just a lack of rain lately or what but I've seen better waterfalls in a backyard swimming pool. My shower has more water pressure than was coming over the rocks. So, if you are going for the falls, don't. However, if you are going for a decent hike, then I would highly suggest it. I... More

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