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Thurmont - Cunningham Falls State Park

14039 Catoctin Hollow Road

Cunningham Falls State Park is located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains. It is divided into two separate but unique areas. The William Houck Area located three miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 has the lake area, falls and camping area. The Manor Area off Route 15 three miles south of Thurmont has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace.


Monica White

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Wonderful hills trails and water trails. Get in deep enough and the wildlife is amazing.

Wayne Homens

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
The Falls are awesome. The park is well run. Cotoctin State Park is very close but as well.

Jerome Jackson

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Love this place. Me and my friends came here and took a dip in the cleanest lake I had ever seen. We were able to enjoy wading into the water falls as well. Very awesome trails. Definitely kid friendly but romantic enough for the lovers and the couples. I definitely will be back. I had no idea Maryland had such beautiful parks in the mountains.


Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Excllent place! I was traveling and stopped by here for a night. They are so so so professional and helpful - I can tell that they really do work to keep the park well. This is an excellent park and entirely family friendly.

Cynthia Lewis

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
What a disappointment. I came here often as a child, but hadn't been in many years. Sad to see it has been turned into a tourist trap and revenue-generating machine for the state. The falls themselves are cordoned off now (!!!) and there are boardwalks and paths to which one is expected to rigidly stick. Whomever was responsible for this choice likely justified it in terms of "protecting the environment" but this is NOT the way to go. You can teach people to tread carefully and leave as little trace as possible without cordoning off all of nature. I won't come here again, they've ruined it. It's very sad to me that this is what kids today get, rather than the joy of truly exploring nature.

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