Swallow Falls State Park

​CampingA campsite at Swallow Falls State Park

Swallow Falls Waterline Replacement Project: Beginning September 8, 2020 contractors will be replacing water lines at Swallow Falls State Park. There will be no water service disruption but some noise from equipment may be heard throughout the campground. Work will be done Monday through Thursday from 8am-5pm. For questions please call (301) 334-9180.

Make reservations by calling 1-888-432-2267 or online at parkreservations.maryland.gov.

Sixty-five (65) wooded campsites with a fire ring, picnic table, and lantern post on a stabilized pad. All camp sites are located near modern bath houses with hot and cold water. Three of the sites are full hook-up which includes electric, water and sewer (40, 42 & 42A) and three sites have water and electric (19, 21, 23). See detailed campsite information at the bottom of this page.

Camping reservations are strongly recommended Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day by calling 1-888-432-2267 or online at parkreservations.maryland.gov.

Campsites are first-come, first serve (excluding 40, 42 and 42A, which must always be reserved in advance) Mid-April until the Wednesday before Memorial Day weekend; and the Tuesday after Labor Day until Mid-December.

Camper Cabins

There are also three camper cabins which include electric heat, microwave, small folding table and chairs, mini fridge, one double bed, and a bunk bed. Reservations are required for all three camper cabins from mid-April until mid-December. Reservations can be made by calling 1-888-432-2267 or online at parkreservations.maryland.gov

Youth Group Camping

Three youth group sites are available during the camping season. A valid Maryland DNR Youth Group Pass is required to reserve a Youth Group Camping Area. Nightly service charges apply. For more information regarding a Youth Group Pass, call 1-410-260-8186 or download an application on-line.

Cell Phone Service

Please DO NOT rely on cell phones for communication while in the park. Many phones and carriers do not get service.

Campground Rules

  • There is a two night minimum stay for weekends and a three night minimum stay for holiday weekends.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Campsite occupancy is limited to a maximum of six people, at least one of which must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The number of tents/trailers permitted on each site depends on the size of the campsite pad. All camping equipment must remain on the campsite pad.
  • Each campsite is limited to no more than two vehicles. Overflow parking is available nearby. All vehicles must remain on the paved or gravel surface.
  • Check-in is 3 p.m. Check-in must be done before 10 p.m. Check-out is 12 p.m.
  • Quiet hours are enforced between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. Only self-contained generators are allowed and may not be operated during quiet hours. Generators may not be operated at a noise level disturbing others. Park Staff reserves the right to request a generator be turned off due to disturbing noise level.
  • Visitors must pay the day use entrance service charge and vacate the campground by 10 p.m.
  • Campfires are permitted in the fire ring only. Please do not leave fires unattended. Firewood is sold at the park. Wood may not be removed from the sensitive management area.
  • Pets are permitted and must remain on a leash and under control at all times. They are not permitted in the day use area or on the trails between the Saturday before Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Click here for Camp Loop Maps

Campsite InformationSwallow Falls State Park Camp site

16' = maximum length of trailer

Inner loop (closer to the bathhouse)​​

Sixty-five (65) wooded campsites with a fire ring, picnic table, and lantern post on a stabilized pad.
  • Site #1, 18', outer loop
  • Site #2, 30', inner loop
  • Site #3, 18', outer loop
  • Site #4, 27', inner loop (disabled accessible site)
  • Site #5, 30', outer loop
  • Site #6, 36', outer loop
  • Site #7, 30', outer loop
  • Site #8, tent site (no trailers), outer loop
  • Site #9, 30', outer loop
  • Site #10, tent site (no trailers), outer loop
  • Site #11, 30', outer loop
  • Site #12, tent site (no trailers), outer loop
  • Site #13, 30', outer loop
  • Site #14, 16', outer loop
  • Site #15, 30', inner loop
  • Site #16, 16', outer loop
  • Site #17, 12', inner loop
  • Site #18, 16', outer loop
  • Site #19, electric and water
  • Site #20, 16', outer loop
  • Site #21, electric and water
  • Site #22, 20', outer loop
  • Site #23, electric and water
  • Site #24, 20, outer loop
  • Site #25, 20', inner loop
  • Site #26, 16', outer loop
  • Site #27, 30', inner loop
  • Site #28, 16', outer loop
  • Site #29, 16', inner loop
  • Site #30, 16', outer loop
  • Site #31, 16', inner loop
  • Site #32, 20', outer loop
  • Site #33, tent site (no trailers), outer loop
  • Site #34, 16', outer loop
  • Site #35, 30', outer loop
  • Site #36, 12', outer loop
  • Site #37, 24', outer loop
  • Site #38, 12', outer loop
  • Site #39, 16', outer loop
  • Site #40, 24', electric/water/sewer, inner loop
  • Site #41, 16', outer loop
  • Site #42, 20', electric/water/sewer, inner loop
  • Site #42A, 24', electric/water/sewer, inner loop
  • Site #43, 20', outer loop
  • Site #44, 16', inner loop
  • Site #45, 12', outer loop
  • Site #46, tent site (no trailers), inner loop
  • Site #47, 12', outer loop
  • Site #48, 16', inner loop
  • Site #49, tent site (no trailers), outer loop
  • Site #50, tent site (no trailers), inner loop
  • Site #51, 12', outer loop
  • Site #52, 12', inner loop
  • Site #53, 12', outer loop
  • Site #54, camper cabin
  • Site #55, 20', outer loop
  • Site #56, camper cabin
  • Site #57, 12', outer loop
  • Site #58, camper cabin
  • Site #59, 24', outer loop
  • Site #60, 24', inner loop (disabled accessible site)
  • Site #61, 16', outer loop
  • Site #62, 12', inner loop
  • Site #63, 16', outer loop
  • Site #64, 16', outer loop

​​​​​