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“Western Maryland Jewel”

Swallow Falls State Park
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
Baltimore
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Western Maryland Jewel”
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Non arduous hiking in fall splendor. The falls are not thundering, just picturesque. The trails meander along the river. One of the jarring sights is of the thousands of trees that fell down during the onslaught of hurricane Sandy, which dumped 30" of wet snow and high winds onto the forest, causing immense damage. A pleasant and pleasing encounter with nature awaits.

Visited October 2013
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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL!”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Just a simple and beautiful place to spend the day. Take food and drinks since you have to hike in. Not a far walk, but water is a good idea in the summer.

Visited August 2013
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South Elgin, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved all the Falls”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Only stopped for a couple hours on the way home and plan to come back again some day and stay longer. The park is named for Swallow Falls but Muddy Creek Falls is the most beautiful falls in the park. Tolliver Falls is a small falls that has a little pool, but its place in the woods makes it extremely pretty, don't miss it.
There were many trees that were down and it was a sad sight to see but that is what Hurricane Sandy did to the area last year. They are have done alot to clear the paths of the trees and leaving them behind will help provide a place for wildlife and all the little creatures to live while the forest will regrow around them. Also, many states do charge a fee to enter and I have no problem with paying it as it supports the parks.

Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful”
Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

I have been to Swallow Falls several times. There must have been a big storm. It's changed a bit big huge trees uprooted and knocked down, looks like a rough storm came through there. The one trail over the bridge on the top of the falls we could only make a little bit of it. Lots of trees down blocking trail. It looks like they did a lot of cleanup and rearranging ways of the trails to falls. It's still gorgeous as ever though.

Visited September 2013
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“We have to pay to view nature?”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Completely dislike that we have to pay a ton of money to see a bunch of water falling off of rocks. It's nature, so how about letting everyone enjoy it and not charge such ridiculous prices to get in the park?

Visited May 2013
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