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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

State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.

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This is a beautiful place to go during your visit to Deep Creek Lake. It's something you can enjoy no matter what season you visit the lake. It's breathtakingly beautiful during... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to go during your visit to Deep Creek Lake. It's something you can enjoy no matter what season you visit the lake. It's breathtakingly beautiful during the winter months when the falls are covered with icicles.

Thank Jennifer7707
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful area! Loved all the different access spots to the water. Nice place to cool off, if you want on a hot day. Very nice walking trails.

Thank lizzylady3
Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the prettiest state parks in Maryland, SF SP is not quite on Deep Creek Lake, but along "Muddy Creek" and the Youghiogheny ("Yock-a-gainy"), which means you can take a fabulous walk along these waterways and see waterfalls (or if you're a thrill-seeker, get into them) and enjoy an old-growth hemlock forest that is beautiful. Also has camping facilities... More 

Thank rip2632
Ocean, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I had fun walking this wide trail to the lower falls! We got a bit off track with the poorly marked inner (much narrower) trails, but had fun exploring none the less! The falls are pretty - not quite as impressive as I had expected (apparently we didn't find the "big falls"?), but it is nice to... More 

Thank DIanJoy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice trails, beautiful falls, great family time. Look forward to visiting again. Only disappointment was being charged to get into a STATE park

Thank Karen K
Edgewood, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to go with the family plenty of exercise and beautiful exciting surroundings. We all had a great time together.

Thank sweety7184
Delmar, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A definite must-see! Bring a towel for swimming in the falls. Its a short hike to both falls with some uphill/downhill hike. My only suggestion would be to wear appropriate shoes for climbing on the rocks to get down to the falls. You will not be disappointed!

Thank HugsFam
Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Swallow Falls is a beautiful spot featuring several waterfalls, well worth the visit. Caution: The paths are a bit steep/rocky in places, so the full circuit may not be accessible to older folks or those with difficulty walking. We visited on a Sunday morning, quite busy and lots of people in the water - might be more relaxing on a... More 

Thank RaBaNaBey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go relatively early in the morning and it paid off... not many people, while later, as we were leaving, the parking lot was full... an easy walk, kind of circular, encompassing several waterfalls and several basins where one could easily swim... A small paradise for nature lovers, hikers, botanists and mushroom aficionados, largely left to itself for... More 

Thank Giorgio G
Timonium, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked down to two of the falls and got into the water at Swallow Falls. The rocks are very slippery but it's fun and you can actually get under the falls.

Thank tdellav

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