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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​



Lake levels are currently low due to a shoreline reconstruction project. Additionally the Snack Bar is under construction. Swimming is prohibited following Labor Day Weekend, however fishing is permitted year round.

The William Houck Campground: The William Houck Campground is open to reservations and will close on Sunday, October 31 at 1 p.m. Please make a reservation online or by calling 1-888-432-2267.

The Manor Area Campground: The Manor Area Campground is open for reservations and will close on Sunday, December 19 at 1 p.m. All restrooms will close at the end of October but portable restrooms will be available. Please check in at the Manor Area Registration Shed. You may make a reservation online or by calling 1-888-432-2267.

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.

Click here to read the Unofficial
2021 Cunningham Falls & Gambrill State Parks Brochure

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.