Swallow Falls State Park, Oakland

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Swallow Falls State Park is a public recreation area located on the west bank of the Youghiogheny River nine miles (14 km) northwest of Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland, in the United States. The state park features Maryland's highest free-falling waterfall, the 53-foot (16 m) Muddy Creek Falls, as well as smaller waterfalls on the Youghiogheny River and Tolivar Creek. The park is notable for its stand of old hemlock trees, some more than 300 years old, "the last stand of its kind in Maryland."
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  • This is a really nice state park. We parked at the overflow parking (arrived in the afternoon), and then did Muddy Falls and the canyon trail loop. The river and falls we really powerful, and you get....  more »
  • Visited on a sunny afternoon in September. We enjoyed walking the paths along the river and marveled at the water falls. We were able to get very close to the falls and look at them from almost...  more »
  • My second visit to Swallow Falls and first in the summer did not disappoint! Though spring has it's own beauty, in the heat of summertime the shade and cool water lets this park show off it's best features. Make sure to check out a few of the waterfalls, which have swimming holes and jumping rocks. Even the longest trail is more of a nature walk than a hike. If you're looking to be challenged physically, this isn't for you. If you're looking for a relaxing jaunt through the woods and down to the river, then you shouldn't hesitate to stop by.
  • This place is great. The have excellent camping. A great camp store with all of your needs in stock plus souvenirs. We had a great time camping there. The have tent pads with and without power. They have cabins in tents aren't your thing. Lots of trails to hike. You can hike to the falls and go swimming. Lots to do loads of fun.
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