WELCOME - Already a Member?  Sign In
Not a member Yet?Sign Up
Help...

Find Campsites

 
2015 Reservation/Transaction Fees:

In addition to the park facility use fee, there is a nightly reservation/transaction fee. Internet reservations, the per night fee is $4.56. Call Center, the per night fee is $4.61. Walk-In transactions at the park, the per night fee is $4.51. Reservation/Transaction Fees are Non-Refundable.


CUNNINGHAM FALLS STATE PARK, MD

Status: Open through Sun Oct 25 2015
Max reservation window: Tue May 03 2016
180 site(s) found

Description

Enjoy the nature wonder of waterfalls! This park features a 78-foot cascading waterfall, mountain streams, winding trails and a scenic lake. The park's Manor Area offers picnicking, camping, a playground and a shelter that can be reserved. A 43-acre lake is located in the William Houck Area. Popular activities include swimming, boat rentals, hiking and camping.

Cunningham Falls State Park is divided into two separate but unique areas. The William Houck Area located three miles west of Thurmont on Route 77 has the lake area, falls and camping area. The Manor Area off Route 15 three miles south of Thurmont has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping, shelter, and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace.

Recreation:

Interactive Maps and Trail Guide can be found at:
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/pdfs/cunningham_map.pdf

Facilities:

Please read what our campers and visitors are saying about Cunningham Falls State Park:

A nice quiet park. I like not having alcohol around, people get too rowdy.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campstore
  • Concession
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Gift/Souvenir Shop
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hot Showers
  • Hunting
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Walks, Self
  • Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Potable Water
  • Public Boat Ramp With Accessible Fishing Pier
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming
  • Vending Machines

Alerts and Important Information

PET POLICY:
Houck Area

  • Pets allowed in Addison Run and Bear Branch camp loops.
  • Pets allowed on all trails
  • Pets not permitted in Camper Cabins.
  • Pets allowed in all day-use areas and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area)
  • You must bring proof of rabies and other vaccinations with you if you are camping with your pet,

  • Manor Area
  • Pets allowed in campground.
  • Pets allowed on all trails.
  • Pets allowed in day-use area.
  • Additional Pet Policy Information can be found at:
    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/pets.aspx

    ALCOHOL POLICY:

    The consumption or possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage will be prohibited in all state park areas with the exception of interior areas of full-service cabins and motorhomes.

    Alcohol permits will only be issued through a reservation for a designated shelter, or other approved facility. A $35 fee will be charged for each alcohol permit and must be obtained 1-day out prior to arrival. Permit may be revoked for cause by Park Manager, their designee or a Natural Resources Police Officer.

    Internet shelter reservations requiring an alcohol permit will need to contact the Call Center at 1-888-432-2267, Mon-Fri, 8 am - 8 pm to make your reservation.

    For additional alcohol policy information, visit our web site at:
    http://dnr2.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/alcoholfaq.aspx

    Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.63139, -77.47111
    39°37'53"N, 77°28'16"W

    Cunningham Falls State Park is located near Thurmont, MD approximately 18 miles north of Frederick, Maryland.

    From Baltimore: Follow I-70 west to Frederick and U.S 15 north to Thurmont. The Manor Area is located on Route 15 and will be on your left. To reach the William Houck Area continue to following 15 north to the exit for Route 77 and travel west. Turn left onto Catoctin Hollow Road, turn right onto William Houck Drive, turn left onto Campground Drive, and check in at the camper registration building.

    From Washington D.C: Follow I-270 north to Frederick, and U.S 15 north to Thurmont. The Manor Area is located on Route 15 and will be on your left. To reach the William Houck Area continue to following 15 north to the exit for Route 77 and travel west. Turn left onto Catoctin Hollow Road, turn right onto William Houck Drive, turn left onto Campground Drive, and check in at the camper registration building.

    From Pennsylvania: Follow U.S 15 south to Thurmont. To reach the William Houck Area take the exit for Route 77 and travel west. Turn left onto Catoctin Hollow Road, turn right onto William Houck Drive, turn left onto Campground Drive, and check in at the camper registration building. For the Manor Area continue on U.S 15 south the Manor Area is located on Route 15 and will be on the right.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    CUNNINGHAM FALLS STATE PARK
    14039 CATOCTIN HOLLOW ROAD
    THURMONT  MD  21788

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (301)271-7574
    Photo: CUNNINGHAM FALLS STATE PARK Falls