We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Beautiful falls and a great hike

We had a great time visiting the 4 different falls and hiking the trails. There are handicapped... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Laura M
Baltimore, Maryland
Beautiful and great hike for kids

We recently visited the park and hiked the full trail shown on the map. We went to Tolliver Falls... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Meghan B
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
via mobile
Read all 608 reviews
All photos (423)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“swallow falls”(136 reviews)
“easy hike”(20 reviews)
“muddy creek”(24 reviews)
State park that has three waterfalls and many hiking trails.
222 Herrington Ln, Oakland, MD 21550-7545
+1 301-387-6938
Reviews (608)
Filter reviews
605 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsswallow fallseasy hikemuddy creekper personstate parkhiking trailgreat hikingbeautiful placeold growthbeautiful hikewater shoeson the rocksnice walkshort hikemile loopice cream truckno pets
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 605 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time visiting the 4 different falls and hiking the trails. There are handicapped accessible areas to Muddy Creek Falls for those who can't hike. We did the entire loop and stopped at all 4 waterfalls. The trails were well marked and...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently visited the park and hiked the full trail shown on the map. We went to Tolliver Falls, the Swallow Falls, and Muddy Creek Falls. It was the perfect hike for the whole family. The youngest kids in our group were 8 and they...More

Thank Meghan B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking on these paths through the giant tree forest brings one back to reality. It is so pleasant and the falls are magnificent! This state park is well maintained and has a shop to buy snacks and souvenirs. Within the park is Muddy Falls where...More

Thank Phyllis K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful state park to visit. Easy walking trails to get to the waterfalls and see the beauty of nature. Great for families to visit. Does have several areas with steps so harder for older individuals.

1  Thank Dawn T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every year I go to DCL, I always stop by Swallow Falls. They have some nice and not to strenuous hikes. Walking under the falls is fun to do on a warm day or just playing in the river is another option. You can end...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I used to go camping for kids at deep creek state park so for our anniversary we wanted to go back. When I tried to book a site they were booked up. So I found Swallow falls state park camping. So we...More

Thank susanlynnp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a huge fan of waterfalls, glad we finally made it here. Glad we got there when we did, it was fairly quiet but by the time we were leaving it was getting packed with people who were in swimsuits. Not where I would...More

Thank hagemannj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay at Swallow Falls State Park for three days. The shower/ bath room facilities were very,very good as campsite bath rooms go (campers will know what I mean). Multiple excursions are all close by (deep Creek Lake is a must). Stay at least two...More

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a hidden gem not so far off the interstate! We made it a day trip from Morgantown WV. Very close-up experiences with waterfalls and the lovely scenery around them. We saw three of the four waterfalls marked on the trails, missed Tolliver Falls...More

3  Thank naturerules18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It costs $5 to enter and it is worth it! The views are great, the trails are well maintained, and the commitment to conservation is evident.

Thank Megan W
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Kara K
8 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Dawn T | Reviewed this property |
Some of the trails are stroller accessible and would allow you to see the largest falls. The trails to the smaller falls are not stroller friendly. Hope this helps.
28 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from rwday | Reviewed this property |
3G was strong - 4G LTE was spotty
25 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from Sam B | Reviewed this property |
If you take the path the left from the parking lot, it will very shortly take you to the top of Muddy Creek Falls (that's the big one). However, to actually get a good look at the falls, you'll have to go down a rather long... More