Swallow Falls State Park.

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Swallow Falls State Park

Western Maryland

One of the most rugged, spectacular parks in the state. Hickory and hemlock trees hug the Youghiogheny River, which cuts a white line through wet slate gorges. A 1.25-mile hiking trail loops past several falls, including the 53ft-high Muddy Creek Falls, the largest in the state. Sixty-five campsites ($22 to $33) are available from mid-April to mid-December.

Maryland residents get discounted entry to the park.

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