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Potomac-Garrett State Forest

Maryland State Forest

Photo of Potomac State Forest

This rugged mountain forest includes 10,400 acres in southeastern Garrett County, off Md. Rt. 135. The area is in the headwaters of the Potomac River and feeds the Jennings Randolph Lake. Features include fishing, hunting, picnic areas, shelters, and camping. Areas of the Potomac in the Potomac-Garrett State Forest are considered "delayed harvest" trout fishing areas by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The forest cover is predominantly a second growth mixed hardwood forest dominated by mixed oaks, sugar and red maples, black cherry, basswood, ash and birch. The geography of this area provides for a wide range of growing conditions from the harsh, wind and ice swept ridge tops of Backbone Mountain to the deep rich slopes above the North Branch of the Potomac River. Much of the State Forest lands contain excellent quality hardwoods.

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Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources
1431 Potomac Camp Road
Oakland MD 21550