Located within Garrett State Forest in Garrett County, Herrington Manor State Park's development began in the 1930's 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 designated as a state park in 1964, and encompasses 365 acres. The park offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, 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 and apple butter making are held in the spring and fall of the year.
Herrington Manor State Park offers two accessible cabins, a visitors' center, concession stand and picnic sites, a path to the swimming beach, and a fishing pier.Beginning Monday, October 3, Herrington Manor Lake will be lowered to allow inspectors access to the spillway, riser and control valve areas. The lake is lowered each October to help control Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, but this will occur sooner than normal. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.Pets are allowed in Herrington Manor State Park.Herrington Manor offers boat rentals from Mid-April until mid October. Canoes and Kayaks are available for rent at the concession from 10am until 5pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Before and after the summer season, rentals are available at the Park Office. The lake also has a boat ramp for public use; however no gas powered motors are allowed.The park's swimming beach is guarded daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.