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 Community Profile: State Parks
   Sang Run State Park
301.387.5563 (year-round), 301-387-3225 (May-September)
Explore an early-1800s home site, farm and store. At the historic Friends Store, buy
penny candy, old-time soda, local jams and various souvenirs. Nature programs during the summer months include hay rides, guided bird hikes and Dutch-oven demonstrations.
Swallow Falls State Park
301.387.6938
The Youghiogheny River flows through this park just north of Oakland, creating some of Maryland’s most beautiful scenery. Both the Youghigheny and Muddy Creek are marked by waterfalls and violent rapids, making them challenging destinations for skilled white-water rafters. Muddy Creek Falls is Maryland’s highest waterfall, at 53 feet high.
Youghiogheny
Scenic & Wild River
301.387.5563
Designated as Maryland’s first Scenic & Wild River, this part of the Youghiogheny runs from Miller’s Run to Friendsville. It includes serene, meandering stretches as well as dramatic falls and rapids. Public access points are at Swallow Falls State Park, in the Sang Run area off Sang Run Road and south along the Kendall Trail from Friendsville. Several rafting
companies lead tours of the river, including Precision Rafting and Wilderness Voyageurs.
MARYLAND STATE FORESTS
Garrett State Forest
301.334.2038
Mountain forests, streams and valleys stretch over nearly 7,000 acres of protected land,
5 miles northwest of Oakland. The area’s many wildlife species make this a great
area for birding; visitors may also encounter beaver ponds and cranberry bogs. Backpack camping is permitted throughout the forest.
PHOTO BY TIMOTHY JACOBSEN
Camping
PHOTO BY SARAH MYERS
      Times of operation and service charges can vary at different parks. Please call state parks directly for more information. Quiet hours
are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Pets
are welcome at some state park campgrounds; call for details. More information is at dnr.maryland. gov/wildlife/Pages/publiclands/ wmawestern.aspx.
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