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  • Swallow Falls State Park


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    About Us

    6 mi north of Oakland, Swallow Falls State Park stretches 257 acres and contains some of Maryland's most breathtaking scenery and waterfalls including Tolliver Falls and, Maryland's highest waterfall at a crashing 53 feet, Muddy Creek Falls.

    Visit parkreservations.maryland.gov or call 1.888.432.2267 for camping information

    **PLEASE NOTE: Effective May 23, 2024 - Maryland State Parks has announced that, due to an issue with the culvert at the park entrance road bridge, a temporary one-lane bridge has been placed on the entrance road of Swallow Falls State Park. All traffic exiting the park must yield to traffic entering the park. Please be patient and follow all posted signage. If the line of traffic extends to the main road, do not block the road.

    For updates, please refer to the link above. For further questions, please contact 301.334.9180.


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  • This project has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland.
    However, project contents or opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

  • Photo Credits: Tim Jacobsen, Bob Carney, Marcia Warnick, Sarah Myers, Crede Calhoun, Higher Focus Studios, Garrett Historical Society, Sarah Duck, Garrett County Chamber of Commerce