Sunday, June 26, 2011
Swallow Falls State Park
If you have been reading this blog, you may know by now that Garrett County has many state parks to boast. In my opinion, Swallow Falls State Park has the most beautiful scenery. This park is a snapshot of everything we have to offer here in Garrett County. The waters, rapids, boulders, and forrest make up a park that is one of a kind. The park contains Maryland's highest waterfall, Muddy Creek Falls, a crashing 53-foot waterfall along with its relative waterfall, Swallow Falls. Camping has long been a tradition at the state park boasting visitors in the early 20th century of, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone, who often came to camp near Muddy Creek Falls. Now the park has 65 camping sites for people wanting to experience the great outdoors. If you are looking for swimming, this is also a place to be! During low water flow parts of the season, there are a few calmer pools to swim and play in. there are also a couple of areas deep enough to jump into. Though you do need to take caution for at times the water can be dangerous, the water is cool and refreshing. Last, but not least, for you photographers out there, pay a visit in the Autumn. The foliage will take your breath away. Swallow Falls is a namecreated by early tourists for the Rhaeadr Ewynnol, (English: Foaming Waterfall), a waterfall in Wales.