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“Swallow Falls State Park”

Swallow Falls State Park
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
Pittsburgh PA
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Swallow Falls State Park”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Visited Sept. 17, 2012. Small charge to enter, but very beautiful and clean. They actually have a special handicap parking lot closer to the Falls and a boardwalk with handrails from the parking lot to the falls which is great for older folks and disabled to get down to the Falls. I totally enjoyed
my afternoon at the park.

Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun half-day activity”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

I loved hopping rock to rock up the creek to and beyond the falls! What a fun way to explore! The view of the falls themselves were also lovely.

Visited August 2012
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Thank Connie P
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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Playing in the water!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

It was great to hike and see the different falls, but the best part was actually getting in the water. There are places where you can sit in the middle at the top of a small waterfall, walk in behind the water of big waterfalls, and jump off rocks into the river. FUN!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Kimberly F
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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“One of a kind love affair!”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I've be coming to the park since the early 60's. Each and every time I find something new and beautiful. The falls at the park allow the visitor to calmly watch the flowing water, or to jump in and float down the rocks to the pools below. (did a lot of that in my younger days!) Amazingly there are plenty of fish and other aquatic life in the waters. The trails offer the visitor many breathtaking views and vistas. One of the prettiest places in the area. Always a special favorite with me. The camping sites are clean and well maintained. Having camped there recently I was impressed with the staff and with the facilities. Come to Swallow Falls and fall in love!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Rosemary V
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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110 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Mother Nature at her best!”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We were visiting the area and checked out TripAdvisor for things to do. This a great state park with trails that are easy to walk on in a beautiful forest. There is a $5.00 car charge to enter but it is well worth the cost. We were there on a weekday so the fee is on the honor system because there is no attendant. The three waterfalls are picture perfect. A great way to spend the day enjoying the great outdoors.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Patti Z
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