Self-Guided Opportunities
Location Little Hunting Creek, Cunningham Falls State Park, 301-271-7574
Catch and return trout fishing area. Limited to the use of artificial lures only. Parking and restrooms available in the Manor Area.
Skill Level Intermediate/Advanced
Suitable For Families? Yes
Species Rainbow trout, wild brown trout, brook trout.
License Fees (subject to change) Consolidated senior resident sportfishing license $5 (allows individuals 65 years of age or older to fish in nontidal waters of the State of Maryland, in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Maryland Residents $20.50

Non-resident $30.50

Short term non-resident license $7.50 (valid for seven consecutive days from date of issuance)

Trout Stamp $5 resident/$10 non-resident (required for all anglers possessing trout except persons under 16 years of age or holders of a Consolidated Senior Resident License).

Camping Camping is available at Cunningham Falls State Park, 301-271-7574 or 1-888-432-2267
Other Points of Interest Early settlers used timber from the forests to make charcoal to fuel the Catoctin Iron Furnace. Too many years of clear-cutting and unscientific farming practices contributed to the overuse and destruction of the land.

Resources Recommended Gear and Safety Tips
  • Beware of steep banks and swift currents.
  • Fly fishing gear or spinning reel and artificial flies or lures (no bait allowed).
  • Leave a trip plan with a family member.
  • Follow Leave No Trace outdoor ethics.