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2013 Reservation/Transaction Fees:
In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.
Fall and Winter Camping in MD State Parks:
Many Maryland State Parks offer fall and winter primitive RV camping opportunities. Additional information can be found at:
The Gratitude of Maryland State Parks:
SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK, MD
Breathtaking scenery in Western Maryland! As you meander along the trails through the park, the Wild and Scenic Youghiogheny River flows along the park's borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Tall hemlock trees blanket the silent woods. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall - a dramatic and spectacular sight to see!
Please read what our campers and visitors are saying about Swallow Falls State Park:
Though it was very quiet almost all the time, there was one group of campers who got a bit out of control. The park staff was right on it before we could even figure out who to tell. Love, love, love the hot water in the showers!
We were shocked to see the extent of the destruction of the trees and subsequent devastation of the breeding places of so many species of birds and wildlife at Swallow Falls due to Hurricance Sandy. The trails were unrecognizable in places. Very sad for such a beautiful place. What made us happy was to be able to walk the trail even after such devastation. We realize that this was possible because park staff labored long and hard to rebuild the trails. The thinning of the tree canopy made spotting warblers easier, so there was an advantage for birding.
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Alerts and Important Information
Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas with the exception of interior areas of full-service cabins and motorhomes.
Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit. Permits may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.
Internet shelter reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.
For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Baltimore/Washington: RT 70 or 270 West to Frederick, RT 70 West to Hancock and RT 68. RT 68 west to exit 14 at Keyser's Ridge and RT 219. Follow RT 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road. Turn right on Mayhew Inn Road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At stop sign turn left, travel 0.3 miles to first road on right. Turn right onto Swallow Falls Road and travel 1.3 miles to the park. From Pittsburgh/Morgantown: Follow RT 79 south to Morgantown and RT 68 east to exit 14 and RT 219. Follow RT 219 south 19.5 miles to Mayhew Inn Road. Turn right on Mayhew Inn road, travel 4.5 miles to end of road. At stop sign turn left, travel 0.3 miles to first road on the right. Turn right and travel 1.3 miles to park.
Mailing Address:SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK
222 HERRINGTON LANE
OAKLAND MD 21550
Phone Number:Information: (301)334-9180