Swallow Falls State Park
Herrington Manor State Park
222 Herrington Lane
Oakland, MD 21550
This mountain park is located nine
miles north of Oakland, Maryland and contains some of Maryland's most
breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park's
borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling
rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall � a
spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The
meandering trails through Swallow Falls guide hikers to some of the
most breath-taking scenery in Western Maryland.
Sixty-five (65) wooded campsites with a
fire ring, picnic table, and lantern post on a stabilized pad. All
camp sites are located near modern bath houses with hot and cold
water. Three of the sites have electric, water and sewer available.
Hiking trails through an old growth
forest pass by several waterfalls including Muddy Creek Falls, the
highest waterfall in Maryland. Take a trail map of the Garrett Trail
Picnic area, pavilion, playground,
nature programs during the summer, and the wild and scenic
Youghiogheny River can all be found at Swallow Falls State Park.
Nearby Herrington Manor State Park, four miles south, offers a 53 acre
lake with a swimming beach, boat rentals, and a snack bar during the
Pets are not permitted in the day use
area from the Saturday before Memorial Day through Labor Day. Pets are
permitted in the surrounding areas of Potomac/Garrett State Forests.
Pet campsites are available. During the off-season pets are permitted
in the day use areas provided they are kept on a leash. Pet owners
must clean up after their pets.
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