Cunningham Falls State Park – Thurmont MD

Description

The land that is now Cunningham Falls State Park used to be part of the Catoctin Recreational Demonstration Area (now called “Catoctin Mountain Park”).  The land was turned over to Maryland in 1954.  The land was originally worked and developed as a New Deal project, by the WPA & CCC.

Today, visitors to Cunningham Falls State Park can enjoy swimming, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting, fishing, and camping.

Source notes

(1) Maryland Department of Natural Resources for Cunningham Falls State Park, http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/cunningham.asp, last visited September 13, 2012.  
(2) “Maryland’s Forests and Parks,” by Robert F. Bailey (on behalf of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources), Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2006.   

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on September 15, 2012.

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Location Info


14039 Catoctin Hollow Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Coordinates: 39.6310496, -77.45437900000002

One comment on “Cunningham Falls State Park – Thurmont MD

  1. Just curious….what type of trees are those in the background of the photo??? What trees are common to the area???

    Thanks

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