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Swallow Falls State Park

Oakland, Maryland


2470 Maple Glade Rd
Oakland, Maryland 21550
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 64
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.45358
Longitude: -79.44782

Elevation: 2578' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) ?
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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5 Reviews

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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Narrow winding road, tight fit for campsite, not suitable for motorhomes or trailers. Scenic. Not close to other campers but sites not big enough. We camped at Swallow Falls State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
42A
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tips for other Campers:

Hiking, viewing wildlife

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Swallow Falls over Labor Day weekend. This was our first trip to the area. We absolutely loved the campground and the surrounding park. We stayed in site 42 with full hook ups. The site has many trees on three sides. We could barely see the campers in 42C and 41 was behind us so we didn't see them. The bath house is right behind the site though so there were people around there all the time - though it was not at all bothersome. The site was easy to back in to though the access road is quite narrow. Our neighbors in 42C had a little bit of difficulty but got their camper backed in. We were with our two beagles. We could not take them on the trail to the falls on the campground side of the river. We were able to go to a trail on the opposite side which was still very nice. I suspect the campground side had a better view of Muddy Creek Falls though. We were permitted to take the dogs on the five mile trail and did about half of that. We saw very few other people on the hike and had the pleasure of watching five deer about 20 yards in front of us until the dogs barked. The day use area was quite busy on Sunday. We had left the park and had to wait in line for quite awhile to get back in. There were many families at the campground but everyone was very respectful of quiet hours. We will absolutely stay here again! We camped at Swallow Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 42 Garrett Loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you have dogs with you, you will not be able to use the day use trail to the falls but you can go up the other side of the river where there is a very nice trail with good views of the river and a few access points to the river.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

For location and beauty of the park, this CG is a ten; however, the filth in the bathhouses and the lack of enforcement of the quiet hours force me to downgrade our rating. We originally intended to use our pop-up, but since we couldn't get one of the three w/e sites, we decided to use our tent instead. We had site 60 in the Garrett Loop, which turned out to be a "handicap" site (accessible) and right beside a (noisy) cabin site and the bathhouse. This site was within short walking distance to a playground and a bit of a walk to the camp store and the hike to the falls (the beautiful main interest in the park). There was a visible presence to enforce the strict no-alcohol rule in the afternoon, but no one was around to tell our noisy neighbors at midnight to cut off the noise, so we had to -- Awkward! But the short hike to Muddy Creek Falls and the towering hemlocks made it all worthwhile. The CG part is completely shaded mostly by hardwoods, not the beautiful pines. We will return for sure and try next time to get one of the w/e sites. We camped at Swallow Falls State Park in a Tent.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The park has limited (3) full hook-ups, and one of them is usually a Camp Host. I guess for convenience and cost, the full hook-up sites are the closest to the bathhouse. Good sites, park very clean and the area is relaxing. The Falls is a fairly short walk from the CG. We have camped there last year and once this year, but plan on going back again later in the year. We camped at Swallow Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2004 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Great access to the Falls and close to Deep Creek Lake. Quite area for relaxation... We camped at Swallow Falls State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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