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Cunningham Falls State Park

The Maryland Department of Transportation - State Highway Administration will assist the Maryland Environmental Services with the renovation and replacement of the park sewer line under MD-77 (Foxville Road) between Pryor Road and Park Central Road​, a span of two miles, in Thurmont, Frederick County. The project requires a road closure which is expected to remain in effect through May 2024. Due to this repair, all restrooms in the William Houck Area of Cunningham Falls State Park will remain closed until further notice.

Starting on Thursday, January 4, crews will close this section of MD 77 in both directions to begin the work which will affect the main route to Cunningham Falls State Park. Motorists will be detoured using MD-77 to US 15 (Catoctin Mountain Highway) to MD-550 (Sabillasville Road) to Foxville Deerfield Road and back to MD 77. Trucks and other large vehicles will use a different detour route. The truck detour uses MD 77 to MD 550 to MD 491 (Raven Rock Road) to MD 64 (Smithsburg Pike). Click here to view the map.

Emergency vehicles will have access to MD 77 during the project. Please visit: roads.maryland.gov for more information.

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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​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.

The Unofficial 2023 Cunningham Falls & Gambrill State Parks Brochure
https://issuu.com/fredericknews-post/docs/cunninghamgambrillrecguide-2023 ​(Takes you away from the DNR website)​


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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​.