Due to ongoing efforts by the state of Maryland to contain the effects of the COVID-19 virus, the Accessible Falls Trail and the boardwalks at the base of the falls area of Cunningham Falls State Park will be closed until further notice. Please stay on trails and avoid climbing on the falls as severe injuries have occurred. Thank you for your understanding. (3/27/20)
The 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.