The Scales & Tales Aviary is closed until further notice due to the Avian Flu.
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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
The William Houck Campground and Manor Area Campground are open. You
may make a reservation online or by calling 1-888-432-267. Lifeguards are on
duty from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for swimmers’ safety. Plan ahead for summer
weekends & holidays, as the day use area often fills to capacity.
Food truck vendors may be available on summer weekends and holidays in
lieu of the Snack Bar’s continued construction. If you have a food truck
vending business and are interested in serving the day use area on weekends
and holidays, please consider applying!
Cell Phone Service: Please do not rely on cell phones for communication while in the park! Many carriers do not get service in the Catoctin Mountains.
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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. Leisure opportunities include swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing. Campsites and camper cabins are available from April until October. The Manor Area off Route 15, three miles south of Thurmont, has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace.