What to do in Herrington Manor State Park

Located within Garrett State Forest in Garrett County, Herrington Manor State Park's development began in the 1930s with the aid of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A 53-acre lake was formed by damming Herrington Creek, and ten cabins were erected on a wooded knoll above the lake. Herrington Manor was designed as a state park in 1964, and encompasses 365 acres.

Herrington Manor State Park offers swimming, boating in rowboats, canoes, paddleboats and aquacycles, picnicking, hiking, tennis, volleyball, and 20 furnished log cabins for rental use year-round. Interpretive programs are scheduled during the summer; and popular special events such as maple syrup demonstrations, apple butter making and cross-country ski races are held throughout the year.

Behind the park office, evidence of the park's name sake still exists. Also, inside the park office, exhibits chronicle the park's Civilian Conservation Corps roots.

Pets are not permitted in the park Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The park offers a variety of woodland experiences ranging from hiking and cross-country skiing, to fishing and paddleboating. Developed activities include tennis, volleyball, and picnicking. The Nature Tourism activities at the park vary, so call for details. Presently, horseback riding expeditions are scheduled. A visitor center, concession, swimming beach, and fishing pier are handicapped accessible.

The park is located in the far western area of the state about five miles northwest of Oakland. The West Virginia state line is a short distance away.

Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.

222 Herrington Lane
Oakland, MD 21550

Phone: 301-334-9180

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