2014 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.


SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK, MD

Welcome to Swallow Falls State Park Muddy Creek Falls
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 ...

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Welcome to Swallow Falls State Park Muddy Creek Falls Upper Swallow Falls Tolliver Falls SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK Ranger Station

Description

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!

Facilities:

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.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Campstore
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dump Station
  • Dumpster
  • Fire Ring With Grill
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Showers
  • Interpretive Walks, Self
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Restrooms
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court
  • Vending Machines
Alerts and Important Information

PET POLICY:

  • Pets allowed on trails outside day-use area.
  • Pets allowed in campground.
  • Pets allowed in day-use area after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.

  • Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/pets.aspx

    ALCOHOL POLICY:

    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 and must be obtained 1-day out prior to arrival. 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:
    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/alcoholfaq.aspx

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    SWALLOW FALLS STATE PARK
    222 HERRINGTON LANE
    OAKLAND  MD  21550

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (301)334-9180