Cunningham Falls State Park, located in the Catoctin Mountains, is known for its history and scenic beauty, as well as its 78-foot cascading waterfall. Cunningham Falls State Park, located in the Catoctin Mountains, is known for its history and scenic beauty, as well as its 78-foot cascading waterfall. The Falls is located one half mile from the lake in the Houck Area via the Falls Trail. The park is divided into two parks, divided by Maryland Route 77. The northern 5,000 acres is now Catoctin Mountain Park, a unit of the National Park Service. The remaining 5,000 acre parcel was named Cunningham Falls State Park. There are two main developed areas in the park, the William Houck Area and the Manor Area. Features include the Catoctin Iron Furnace Historical Site, swimmimg, boating, playground, trails, hunting, picknicing, fishing, camping.
Cunningham Falls Campgrounds: Pets are allowed in Addison Run, Bear Branch, Catoctin Creek and the Manor Area camping loops.
Houck Area:Pets allowed on all trails. Pets allowed in day-use area and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area from Memorial Day weekend until after Labor Day).
Manor Area: Pets are allowed in the day-use area and trails.