Near Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by the Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 39° 30.044′ N, 79° 25.028′ W. Marker is near Oakland, Maryland, in Garrett County. Marker can be reached from Swallow Falls Road west of Oakland-Sang Run Road. Touch for map. Marker is in Swallow Falls State Park, near the top of the Muddy Creek Falls. Marker is in this post office area: Oakland MD 21550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Youghiogheny Grove (here, next to this marker); Forestry Beginning (approx. 3.5 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 3.9 miles away); Thayer Game Refuge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakland.
More about this marker. The marker, and the falls, are a short walk
Regarding Campsite. Swallow Falls State Park rents campsites in the forest, but not next to the falls. There are hiking trails, a picnic area, and an open stone pavilion with a fireplace. The creek bed is carved through the bedrock and Muddy Creek has no mud here. Downstream from Muddy Creek Falls is the smaller Swallow Falls, at the bottom of which are various wading and swimming pools carved in the rock, and plenty of smooth rock to sun oneself on. But the crystal-clear mountain-stream water is always cold!
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,897 times since then and 143 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.