Cunningham Falls State Park, located west of Thurmont in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains, is named for a 78-foot cascading waterfall. Hiking, swimming, hunting, fishing, picnicking, boating, playgrounds, 13 camper cabins, and 180 campsites in two areas available seasonally. The William Houck area has a 43 acre lake and trail to the Falls; Manor area includes Catoctin Furnace. The park is also home to the aviary at Cunningham Falls as well as the annual Maple Syrup Festival. Some facilities are handicapped accessible.
During the summer months the park closes once it fills to capacity. Please check here to find up-to-date information about park closures.
Special Notice: As of August 27, swimming is will not be permitted for the remainder of the 2020 season. Below average rainfall and above average temperatures have caused the water levels to become unusually low. If you are interested in swimming, consider visiting Greenbrier State Park or the Catoctin Creek Park & Nature Center.