Frederick CountyCunningham Falls State Park14039 Catoctin Hollow Road,Thurmont, MD 21788
LAKE AND FALLS14274 William Houck DriveThurmont, MD 21788
HOUCK CAMPGROUND5783 Campground DriveThurmont, MD 21788
MANOR AREA CAMPGROUND6709 Cunningham Falls Park RoadThurmont, MD 21788
301-271-7574E-mail Cunningham Falls State Park
Accessible fishing pier located at the William Houck Area
Accessible campsites in Deer Spring campground loop of William Houck Area
All Campground bathhouses are accessible
Accessible bathhouse in South Beach of William Houck Area
Beach wheelchair available upon request
The William Houck Area, located three miles west of Thurmont on Route 77, has the lake area, falls and camping. The Manor Area three miles south of Thurmont off Route 15 has the Scales and Tales Aviary, camping and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace.
8 a.m. to Sunset, April-October10 a.m. to Sunset, November-MarchBy regulation, vehicles are not permitted to be parked after sunset. Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.
Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all areas (including campgrounds), except the Manor Area Shelter, where you may purchase an alcohol permit, when you make a reservation.
Cunningham Falls State Park is one of Maryland’s most popular parks and serves a very high volume of visitors during summer weekends and holidays. To ensure the safety of our visitors and protection of the park’s natural resources and facilities, the park has a limited capacity.
During periods of high visitation, when the park’s capacity is reached, the park will be closed and traffic will be turned away from the park entrance. When that occurs, no additional vehicles / visitors will be allowed to enter the park, including those with members of their party who may already be in the park. If you are not traveling in the same vehicle with others in your party, we suggest that you all arrive at the same time.
When the park is closed due to being full to capacity, individuals and groups with shelter and/or camping reservations will be admitted, as parking is reserved for those purposes.
Based on recent experience and visitation trends, and depending on good weather, Cunningham Falls State Park will likely fill to capacity and close on Memorial Day and Fourth of July holiday weekends, and other weekends during the course of the summer. Please take this into consideration when planning your trip.
Please DO NOT rely on cell phones for communication while in the park. Many phones and carriers do not get service in the Catoctin Mountains.
580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis MD 21401
Call toll-free in *Maryland* at 1-877-620-8DNR (8367)
Out of State: 410-260-8DNR (8367)