Cunningham Falls State Park

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Cunningham Falls State Park


Location:In Frederick County, 15 miles north of Frederick. Park has 2 main developed areas: the Manor Area is located on the west side of US 15 at Thurmont; the William Houck Area is 3 miles west of Thurmont, off Route 77, on Catoctin Hollow Road.
Facilities:171 improved campsites (some with electric hookups), 9 camper cabins, bathhouses with showers and flush toilets, camp store, picnic areas, shelter, food concession, hiking trails, fishing pier (é), boat launch, canoe and rowboat rental, playground, historic site (é).
Activities:Camping, boating, flatwater canoeing, freshwater fishing, swimming, hiking, hunting, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Cunningham Falls, for which the park is named, is a 78-foot cascading waterfall in a rocky gorge, located in the Houck Area of the park. Of historic interest is the Catoctin Iron Furnace, which operated from 1776 until 1903. A segment of the 2,144-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail passes through the park (see entry in national trails section).
Address:14039 Catoctin Hollow Rd
Thurmont, MD 21788

Phone:301-271-7574
Web: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/cunninghamfalls.html
Size: 4,946 acres.

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