Cunningham Falls State Park

Campsite at Cunningham Falls State ParkCamping

Cunningham Falls State Park has campsites in both the William Houck Area and the Manor Area.

Make a reservation online or by calling 1-888-432-CAMP.

Click Here for Camping Rates for the William Houck & Manor Area Campgrounds​​​

William Houck Campground

The William Houck Area Campground opens at the beginning of April and closes at the end of October annually. It is equipped with 33 electric sites and 106 basic sites. Additionally, there are 4 camper cabins located throughout the campground. Each campsite is approximately 23’ X 23’ made of stone dust and has a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. A centrally located bathhouse with flush toilets and hot showers is located in each loop. Pets are permitted in Addison Run and Bear Branch Loops. Reservations are recommended for both areas, since they often fill weeks or months in advance.

Campers will check in at the camp office located directly at the entrance of the campground. Check in hours vary depending on the time of year and staffing availability. Before Memorial Day Weekend and after Labor Day: hours for checking into a camper cabin or campsite are: Sunday through Thursday 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Beginning the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day: hours fo​r checking into a camper cabin or campsite are: 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Please have your vehicle information handy including your license plate number, make and model of your vehicle.

Cabins are to be checked out and vacated by 12 p.m. and campsites are to be checked out and vacated by 1 p.m. on the last day of the reservation. If you need to arrange check in or out outside of the listed hours, please contact the park office ahead of time.

Click here for William Houck Area Camping Map and Site Descriptions.​

Manor Area Campground

The Manor Area campground will be opening at the beginning of April in 2020 and closing December 13, 2020. The Manor Area has 10 electric sites, 21 basic sites and no cabins. Each campsite is equipped with a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. The centrally located bathhouse has flushing toilets and hot showers. Pets are permitted throughout the entire campground.

Campers with and without reservations will check in at the self-registration shed located at the entrance to the campground. Instructions for registering and checking in are inside of the shed. Though the shed is operational 24 hours a day, please be respectful of other campers and check in between the hours of 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. Check out time is 1 p.m. for all campsites.

ALERT: Following Labor Day, the Manor Area Campground is on a first come, first serve basis. Please register for your campsite at the Registration Shed. Only exact cash and checks are requested at this time. Firewood is for sale for $5 per bundle. To limit exposure of park staff, exact change is preferred.

Click here for Manor Area Camping Map and Site Descriptions.​

Camper cabins, small cabins with covered front porchCamper Cabins

The William Houck Area Campground has 9 four-person camper cabins and 4 six-person camper cabins. Each cabin site has a picnic table, fire ring, and lantern post. All cooking must be done outside the cabin. The cabins have no heat. Campers may bring an electric heater or fan. Heat sources should not be left on while the cabin is unattended. No propane heaters are allowed. Campers must provide their own linens.

Reservations are recommended since the camper cabins often fill weeks or months in advance.

Camp Hosts

Camp hosts are volunteers that live in the campground from the spring to the fall. Of the many benefits camp hosts provide the park, they are primarily responsible for cleaning campsites and assisting campers with issues or questions when a ranger is not immediately available. Please feel free to stop by a camp host site if you need assistance.

If you are interested in becoming a camp host for the upcoming season, please contact Alicia Norris at alica.norris@maryland.gov or the park at 301-271-7574.​

No tent? No problem!

You can have an RV or camping trailer delivered and set up on your site prior to your arrival. Contact the park office at (301) 271-7574 for details on how to rent the camper of your choice from a local, experienced RV rental company. This is an extra service and is not included in your camping reservation.

OPERATION: CAMPOUT!

man pitching a tentIt's never too late to discover the joys of sitting around a roaring campfire, roasting marshmallows or sleeping under the stars!

With the new OPERATION: CAMPOUT! Program, we can lend you gear free of charge (includes a tent, chairs, stove, lantern and more). This program is designed for military individuals and military families new to camping or experienced campers stationed or recovering in this area. OPERATION: CAMPOUT! is an opportunity for families to reconnect with each other and the great outdoors in a comfortable, safe and relaxing setting.

Campsites have picnic tables and fire pits. Some sites have electric hook-ups. Restrooms and shower facilities are nearby. Contact the park office directly by phone to make your reservation. Be sure to let us know you are reserving through OPERATION: CAMPOUT!​​​​​​​​​

Tips for Camping in Black Bear Country

Bears do visit our campgrounds. Here are a few simple reminders to help keep you and the bears safe and ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.

  • Never keep food in your tent.
  • Store food and garbage out of a bear's reach by storing food securely in the trunk of your vehicle.
  • Remove your trash from your site daily and place in the campground dumpsters.
  • Remember to secure your pet’s food also.
  • If a bear comes into camp, don't feed it! Scare it away by making noise.
  • See a park employee to get more detailed information on how to camp in black bear country or visit: Living with Black Bears.