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Cunningham Falls State Park
Based on 109 traveler reviews
Lots to do and lots to see...
Jul 23, 2014 by: Douglas W from Baltimore, Maryland
Cunningham Falls State Park is a great weekend getaway with plenty to do and see. Renting a two-person kayak was simple and a fun way to spend an afternoon. The beach is not large, but still has plenty of space to get some relaxation in. The Manor Camping area is rustic, but perfect for camping. The camp hosts were friendly and helpful as well.
Nice getaway close to home!
Jul 22, 2014 by: Amanda R from Gaithersburg, Maryland
I took my son here as a little getaway for the day. We had a great time walking up the 1/2 mile trail to the falls, scenery on the trail is awesome! The trails does get a little challenging here and there but nothing too bad. May want to be cautious about snakes here, I saw on the news a few days after our visit, a man was bitten on a trail by a snake. The lake has 2 separate beaches, I preferred the smaller one because there were less people and commotion. My son (who is a new swimmer) was able to stand up in the water quite always out, maybe 20 feet from shore? Lots of space for smaller kids to play. Beware: There are snakes in the water too! We witnessed a water snake (non-venomous) in the water. The life guard quickly got everyone out of the water until another life guard arrived with a snake bag and grabber. He was quickly scooped up and taken away. Don't let my mentioning of snakes scare you away from going here, we really had a AWESOME time! Just a friendly warning to be cautious. There are restrooms throughout the park, you will never have to go to far to find one. Take your own soap and/ or sanitizer, I don't recall them being available by the sinks. Lots of great spots for grilling with picnic tables. If you own a hammock definitely take it with you! Entrance fee is $5 per person not in a child safety seat.
Little value for the money
Jul 18, 2014 by: John G from Lebanon, Pennsylvania
First of all, enter at the Manor Area - they charge less there than at the William Houck Area and either fee covers the whole park. Falls is nothing spectacular. Minimal visitors' center, etc. Not much else!
Beautiful Waterfall, Lots of Twisty Roads For Motorcycle Enthusiasts
Jul 15, 2014 by: SUZANNAH S from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
My husband and I an another couple visited the falls and did a nice ride through the area on our motorcycles. The scenery is breathtaking - streams, rocks, trees, wildlife, and nice curvy roads. There were lots of families visiting the falls and enjoying climbing on the rocks going up to the falls. This is a must see park when in the area. There is also a beach area for swimming and a playground and picnic area with a bath house and there are plenty of trails for hiking. There is a handicapped access area with a boardwalk to the falls for those who are unable to make the hike up the mountain to the falls area. The hike to the falls from the bottom isn't bad if you're in reasonably good shape.
Not worth the $10 entrance fee
Jul 11, 2014 by: ajh70 from
The only thing we wanted to see was the falls. However we had to pay $10 to get in as non Maryland residents. Could not even see the falls after walking to them due to the amount of people playing in water - even though there were signs saying not to. Not sure why there is a $5 entrance fee per person to this park when there is nothing to see. Even the lower and upper walks to the falls have nothing interesting to see. Would suggest best avoided and go to a National Park instead.
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