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Near Oakland in Garrett County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Campsite

 
 
Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
1. Campsite Marker
Inscription. In August 1918, and again in July 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas A. Edison, Harvey Firestone, John Burroughs and company encamped here by Muddy Creek Falls.
 
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
Campsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
2. Campsite Marker
through an old-growth hemlock and pine evergreen forest from the parking lot. There is a $3 per-car parking fee.
 
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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View of the Falls From the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 19, 2006
3. View of the Falls From the Marker
 
 
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 1,886 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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