Friends of
Cunningham Falls
and Gambrill State Parks


To support and enhance the programs and recreational offerings of Maryland's Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks through charitable contributions and in-kind donations.

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Friends 10K / 5K
and Fun- Run/Walk

"Become a race Corporate Sponsor"
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 9 am


The 7th annual Friends footrace occurs at the peak of fall foliage in the cool, crisp air.  Early-bird discount for registrants in Spring, 2022.  Family-friendly, food, prizes and a great race t-shirt.

The paved 5K begins and ends at the Lake parking lot, and includes "The Hill".  The 10K is a challenging double-loop of the 5K course.  The un-timed 1.4-mile Fun Run/Walk is at your own pace.  

For more information and Registration:

For Corporate Sponsorship information, please CONTACT US.



to our organization

The Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks, Inc. is a support group for Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks. Our members consist of local residents, representatives of the surrounding business community, campers and people like you who care about the park and want to be a part of making a difference for its future. The park needs this outside base of volunteers to maintain the high level of service the community has come to expect.


The Friends strive to generate financial support necessary for supplementing the park's budget. All proceeds go directly into the parks. You can see this in improvements such as the the renovated Nature Center at High Rock Scenic Area of Gambrill State Park, tree plantings, new safety equipment, updated vehicles and heavy equipment. We also provide continuing support for events such as the "Maple Syrup Festival", "Tea In The Tea Room" and the "Friends 10K, 5K and Fun Run Race".

Become a friend... 


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Rick Canter, President    /   James Baker, Vice President 
Chris Trone, Treasurer    /    Mary Miller, Secretary


 Stuart Frazier  /  Sally Fulmer  /  Roberto Juarez  /  Matthew Lindbergdashwork  /  Michele Maze  /   Amy Whitney

a message from the park ManAger

"Volunteers are a critical aspect to the daily operation of both Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks.

Whether you desire to serve as a camp host, member of a trail maintenance crew, as a volunteer ranger, to help out at a special event, or as a supportive member and advocate of our Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks, there's a role tailored to your time and talents. You might even have a skill that we didn't know we needed until you took the initiative to share it with us!


I invite you to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Claudia Padilla, via the park office or through e-mail at to request a volunteer application and discuss opportunities to serve your natural resources, your neighbors and yourselves. Your contribution is priceless."


meet our sponsors

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