Cunningham Falls State Park

Cunningham Falls in the spring​​Reservations

Contact: 301-271-7574​
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Frederick County

Cunningham Falls State Park
14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Hours: ​8 a.m. to Sunset, April-October
10 a.m. to Sunset, November-March​



NOTICE: The Manor Area Campground, which had been available year-round in the past, is closed for the season according to the same operating schedule as the William Houck Campground. Both campgrounds will reopen April 1, 2020.

DAY-USE HOURS: Cunningham Falls State Park is open 10:00 A.M. to Sunset beginning November 1, 2019. The park will return to opening at 8:00 A.M. April 1, 2020. Restroom facilities will be closed for the winter.

Cunningham Falls State Park is located in the picturesque Catoctin Mountains. It 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 and the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace. Leisure opportunities include swimming, hiking, fishing and canoeing. Campsites and camper cabins are available from April through October.

The snack bar at the lake at Cunningham Falls State Park is currently closed until further notice due, in part, to ongoing construction. We hope to reopen later in the summer but, in the meantime, visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and snacks into the park.