Annual Work Plans
State Forest Information
In southeastern Garrett County, off MD Route 135.
Potomac State Forest
1431 Potomac Camp Road,
Oakland, MD 21550
Temporary Road / Trail closure:
A segment of the Potomac State Forests popular Laurel Run Road (which serves as part part of the Wallman/Laurel Run ORV Trail) , will be temporarily closed beginning Monday October 29, 2018. AT&T has been upgrading the communications cable across the county and will begin trenching and boring work on the Laurel Run leg of this communications line at that time. The road will be gated closed at the Laurel Run Bridge. Work will commence just beyond the bridge, down to the Potomac River as the AT&T right- of-way runs with the Laurel Run road through this segment. This project is expected to run into winter, and the road will be closed until completion.
Potomac – Garrett State Forest provides public access to the forest while managing over 60 miles of multi-use trails and roads. Visitors are encouraged to visit and explore other road and trail opportunities while this important communications upgrade is carried out.
Potomac - Garrett State Forests – Road access updates - 10/6/2017
Attention State Forest visitors, with the hunting seasons upon us, visitors planning a trip to the State Forest should be aware of a few seasonal road openings and closings that may affect their visit.
On the Potomac State Forest:
On the Garrett State Forest
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve public access and wildlife habitat on your State Forest.
Firewood for camping must be purchased from local vendors. Please do not bring personal firewood in to the State Forest. A wide variety of forest insect pests are accidentally transported and introduced to new areas by transporting personal firewood between distinct geographic locations. Please keep our forests safe!
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401