Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cunningham Falls State Park

 Cunningham Falls state park is about an hour north of here.  The main draw is a day-use lake area on Hunting Creek Lake.  There are two beaches, a roped off swimming area in the lake with lifeguards, lots of picnic areas, paddle boat and canoe rentals, fishing, hiking, and a snack bar.

The park is very popular, and on holiday weekends fills to capacity.  The snackbar has typical fast food like hamburger, hotdogs, soft pretzels and ice cream.  There is a bathouse with showers so you don't have to go home with a wet or sandy bathing suit on.

Also in the park is a large campground that you can reserve a site at.  Each site has a gravel dust base (smooth, but not the most comfortable surface), a picnic table, a fire ring, and space for a couple of cars and tents. Some of the sites have electrical hookups, and, if you aren't into tent camping, there are several one-room cabins you can rent.  The cabins have beds (bring your own sheets or sleeping bags) and electricity as well as the outdoor picnic table and fire ring.

Cunningham falls, Maryland's tallest waterfall, is less than a mile from the lake and there are several trails you can take to get there.  I made a separate post on the falls.

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