Swallow Falls State Park

This mountain park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland, and contains some of Maryland’s most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park’s borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall – a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The 1 1/4 mile trail through Swallow Falls guides hikers to some of the most breath-taking scenery in Western Maryland.

  • Wedding ceremonies take place atop the Muddy Creek Falls by the pavilion for the reception.
  • Pavilion is available for $30 on weekends and holidays and $15 on weekdays and non-holidays.

There are also three camper cabins which include electric heat, a mini-fridge, one double bed, and a bunk bed. Reservations are required for all three camper cabins from mid-April until mid-December.

An entrance fee is required for all guests. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, as well as weekends in May, September, and October $3 per person for Maryland residents, $5 for out-of-state residents. All other times $3 per vehicle for Maryland residents, $5 vehicle for out-of-state residents. You can pay the entrance fee ahead of time for your guests if you wish.

Contact Donnie Oates for more information.

2470 Maple Glade Road

Oakland, MD 21550