Savage River State Forest

Savage River State Forest


Location:In Garrett County, generally south of I-68.
Facilities:52 primitive roadside campsites, backpack camping throughout the forest, picnic facilities, bicycle and hiking trails, boat launch, shooting range.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, freshwater fishing, hiking, mountain biking, hunting, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ATV riding.
Special Features:Forest is the largest facility in the state forest system. The forest is classified as a mixed hardwood forest, and it preserves a strategic watershed. More than 12,000 acres of the forest have been designated as Wildlands.
Address:127 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536

Phone:301-895-5759
Web: www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/savageriver.html
Size: 54,000 acres.

See other parks in Maryland.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Two 2,000-acre stands of oaks, hemlocks, maple and beech in Savage River State Forest have been designated as "wildlands." One of the areas contains trees that date to Colonial times.
For opportunities on public land, look for rubs and scrapes in the Green Ridge State Forest and Savage River State Forest in the western region.