Cunningham Falls State Park

Cunningham Falls in the spring​​Reservations

Contact: 301-271-7574​
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Frederick County

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Hours: ​8 a.m. to Sunset, April-October
10 a.m. to Sunset, November-March​

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ALERTS:

The safety and well-being of our staff and visitors to Maryland State Parks is our top priority and we take that responsibility very seriously. With that in mind, Maryland State Parks and trails will remain open at this time; however, staff will be taking extra safety precautions to mitigate the risk of contact with the COVID-19 virus. This includes the implementation of enhanced cleaning protocols at all of the parks’ restrooms. All other State Park buildings, campgrounds, playgrounds and shelters are closed to the public. All planned events and gatherings of groups larger than 10 people are cancelled through the end of April. We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust operations as events warrant. This website will be updated as new information becomes available.​ (3/20/20)

Due to ongoing efforts by the state of Maryland to contain the effects of the COVID-19 virus, the Accessible Falls Trail and the boardwalks at the base of the falls area of Cunningham Falls State Park will be closed until further notice. Please stay on trails and avoid climbing on the falls as severe injuries have occurred. Thank you for your understanding.​ (3/27/20) ​​​​​


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. Leisure opportunities include swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing. Campsites and camper cabins are available from April through October.

The snack bar at the lake at Cunningham Falls State Park is currently closed until further notice due, in part, to ongoing construction. We hope to reopen later in the summer but, in the meantime, visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and snacks into the park.


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