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Swallow Falls State Park

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Address: 222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
Phone Number: (301) 387-6938
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State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.

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Great place for a nature walk

Took an early morning nature hike. Got to walk a few trails and see the lively water fall. There is also a nice playground area for kids to run around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jermaine E
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Little River, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by to see the falls but there was not much water flowing. Our friends, from the area, said that they had never seen the water level so low. Our group still enjoyed the trails and the park and found several geocaches while here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an early morning nature hike. Got to walk a few trails and see the lively water fall. There is also a nice playground area for kids to run around.

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Thank Jermaine E
Terra Alta, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in nearby Terra Alta, WV and it is one of our favorite places to go to decompress. It's beautiful with multiple falls and multiple trails. There are many out of the way, hidden areas that we love to take in.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are both easy and more difficult trails available here to explore the waterfall and Muddy Creek. Large old growth trees provide a cool and beautiful setting. Restrooms are in the parking area.

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Oakland, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family came for a visit and took them across from us to swallow falls. Beautiful any time of year and an easy hike for all ages don't miss it.

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Thank donnaf288
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great view you have to be in shape to go see it though lol. It's a nice hike with 3 waterfalls and a lot of steps but it's beautiful

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This state park was recommended to us by a friend. We were so happy that we went there. It is beautiful. The trail is a bit rocky so give yourself plenty of time to walk the 1.5 mile loop. Nice waterfalls and rock formations. We went first thing in the morning. By the time we got back to our car... More 

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Windsor, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I (and our two beagles) camped at Swallow Falls SP over Labor Day weekend. We had one of the few campsites with hookups. The site was large with trees on three sides. We didn't have much problem getting our 30' camper into the site but with the very narrow road,I understand why there is a 30' limit.... More 

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire trail is like 1.5 miles and all 4 falls are easily accessible. Lot of people even get into the water but beware lot of slippery rocks and lot of people in my group got injured. The staff were very helpful. Picnic areas with grills and plenty of parking and overflow parking. Pack your lunch as there is no... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just went to kill some time and see the fall. It was cloudy and not warm enough to touch water but after seeing the mud creek fall we couldn't resist but go in. It was cold but we enjoyed every bit of that and it was awesome day.

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