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Swallow Falls State Park 'Muddy Creek Falls in Autumn' © Mike Hancheck
I took this long-exposure picture of Muddy Creek Falls just before the foliage kicked-in last year.
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Swallow Falls State Park
SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK
SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK
222 Herrington Lane
Oakland, Maryland   21550

Phone: 301-334-9180
Reservations: 301-334-9180
Swallow Falls State Park
'Muddy Creek Falls in Autumn'

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I took this long-exposure picture of Muddy Creek Falls just before the foliage kicked-in last year.

Swallow Falls State Park
'Lower Swallow Falls'

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Long-exposure shot of Lower Swallow Falls taken on May 22nd 2010.

Swallow Falls State Park
'High Water Muddy Creek Falls'

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The water was running very high when I took this long-exposure shot of Muddy Creek Falls on May 22nd of 2010

Swallow Falls State Park
'Tolliver Falls '

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I took this shot of Tolliver Falls in the late Spring of 2010.

Swallow Falls State Park
'Upper Swallow Falls'

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Upper Swallow Falls in the Spring. Taken from the Lower Swallow Falls area.

Swallow Falls State Park
'Muddy Creek Observation Deck'

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Taken in May, 2010 with the observation deck to use for scale.

Swallow Falls State Park
'Side View of Tolliver Falls'

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Taken in October of 2009.

This mountain park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland 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 63-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. This is a Maryland State Park. For full information go to the official webpage. (Link on the right side)
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
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Savage River Outfitters - Swanton, MDFishing
For those who like to fish for wild trout...this is the place to be Savage River Outfitters is a full line Orvis Dealer and Fly Shop with vacation rentals located on the Savage River in Western Maryland. Call ahead to book a half or full day wade trip or fly fishing instructions.
Web Site: savageriveroutfitters.com
15.2 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
July 31 New every time! by MAL
Swallow falls is natures beauty summer or winter. The flowing water over the rocks into the falls in the summer and the ice covered rocks that glisten in the winter are visions that I will never forget.
February 10 Great snowshoeing! by G & A Pennington
My husband & I went snowshoeing here the end of January. It is a winter wonderland. Very nice hike. Breathtaking trees covered with snow!!!
October 10 Hikers Delight, Photographers Dream by Mike Hancheck
A beautiful, well-maintained park that can be enjoyed by all age groups. The many waterfalls are a delight to photograph, and hiking through the giant Hemlock grove is like taking a step back in time. This park is very wheelchair friendly, with an access road and ramp straight down to the most picturesque place in the park (Muddy Creek Falls). Always a favorite destination of mine, and I highly reccommend it to all.
September 8 Beautiful easy hike
we visited the falls one morning. the weather was nice but not warm enough to go in the water. the water was also really low, making the falls not as full...but they were still really beautiful. highly recommend it. the park takes very well care of the paths and stairs and even has handicap ramps all the way to muddyfalls.
July 26 Swallow Falls State park
What a great place to go. and Relax. Very Serene & Beautiful. Lots to see. One of my Favorite Places. Go see for yourself.
October 14 Spectacular by Emily and Richard
we visited this park from Washington, D.C. over the weekend of the autumn glory festival. after a short walk, we saw both falls, which interestingly face each other. we climbed to the top of the larger falls, and could get extremely close to the edge. amazing pictures were taken. i am now looking for permanent apartment rentals in the garrett county area.
May 12 Great Place for a HOT day by Paddraig from Baltimore
Just minutes from Deep Creek Lake, I like its trails, streams, and its small falls. The perfect way to spend the day with your family just sitting in the stream as the water pours down upon you.


Area Campgrounds

Double G RV Park
76 Double G Drive
McHenry, MD
301-387-5481


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Savage River Outfitters - Swanton, MDCottages and Cabins
For those who like to fish for wild trout...this is the place to be Savage River Outfitters is a full line Orvis Dealer and Fly Shop with vacation rentals located on the Savage River in Western Maryland. Call ahead to book a half or full day wade trip or fly fishing instructions.
Web Site: savageriveroutfitters.com
15.2 miles from park*
The Silver Maple Hubbard Inn - Franklin, WVBBs / Inns
Located on Main Street in Franklin, a short distance south of the only traffic light in town or the county for that matter. The 100-year old Victorian-style mansion has undergone extensive renovation.
Web Site: hubbardsinn.com
58.8 miles from park*
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* From Baltimore: 3 ? hours From Route 70 west to Hancock, Maryland and Rt. 68. Follow Rt. 68 west to exit 14 at Keysers Ridge and Rt. 219. Follow Rt. 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road (2 miles past Deep Creek). Turn right on Mayhew Inn Road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At the stop sign turn left onto Oakland Sang Run Road, travel 0.3 miles to first road on the right which will be Swallow Falls Road. Turn right onto Swallow Falls Road and travel 1.3 miles to Swallow Falls State Park, or 4.5 miles further to Herrington Manor State Park. * From Washington: 3 ? hours Follow Rt. 270 west to Frederick and Rt. 70. From Route 70 west to Hancock, Maryland and Rt. 68. Follow Rt. 68 west to exit 14 at Keysers Ridge and Rt. 219. Follow Rt. 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road (2 miles past Deep Creek). Turn right on Mayhew Inn Road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At the stop sign turn left onto Oakland Sang Run Road, travel 0.3 miles to first road on the right which will be Swallow Falls Road. Turn right onto Swallow Falls Road and travel 1.3 miles to Swallow Falls State Park, or 4.5 miles further to Herrington Manor State Park. * From Morgantown, West Virginia: 2 hours Follow Rt. 68 east to exit 14 and Rt. 219. Follow Rt. 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road (2 miles past Deep Creek). Turn right on Mayhew Inn Road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At the stop sign turn left onto Oakland Sang Run Road, travel 0.3 miles to first road on the right which will be Swallow Falls Road. Turn right onto Swallow Falls Road and travel 1.3 miles to Swallow Falls State Park, or 4.5 miles further to Herrington Manor State Park. * From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: 2 ? hours Follow Rt. 79 south to Morgantown, West Virginia and Rt. 68. Follow Rt. 68 east to exit 14 and Rt. 219. Follow Rt. 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road (2 miles past Deep Creek). Turn right on Mayhew Inn Road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At the stop sign turn left onto Oakland Sang Run Road, travel 0.3 miles to first road on the right which will be Swallow Falls Road. Turn right onto Swallow Falls Road and travel 1.3 miles to Swallow Falls State Park, or 4.5 miles further to Herrington Manor State Park.

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