Garrett County

Sang Run State Park
c/o Deep Creek Lake State Park
898 State Park Road
Swanton MD, 21561

GPS Address:
Sang Run State Park
3735 Sang Run Road
McHenry, MD 21541
39.568003 -79.422905


301-387-5563 (year-round)
301-387-3225 (May –September)

Driving Directions:

From Interstate 68, take Exit 14A to US-219 South. Follow US-219 South 10.2 miles to Hoyes Road. Turn Right onto Hoyes Road. Continue on Hoyes Sang Run Road for 1.8 miles. Turn left on Bishoff Road for 78 feet, then turn right onto Sang Run Road for 1.9 miles.

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to Sunset
Historic Friends Store 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday (May–September)

Certain activities are permitted outside of the regular park hours (e.g. fishing, boat launch, hunting where permitted). Please check with the park before your visit if you plan to engage in an activity which requires you to be in the park before or after the posted hours.

Pet Policy:

Pets on a leash are allowed in all areas of Sang Run State Park, except inside of Friends Store.

Hunting Policy:

No Hunting


Sang Run State Park

​​SangRunStore.jpgStep back in time at Sang Run State Park and the Historic Friends Store, a homestead that dates back to the early 1800’s. The original home site, farm and store were single-family owned until the Maryland Park Service acquired it in 2002 and designated as a State Park in 2017.

The store was the center of this small community and originally used to sell food staples, gas, and trade ginseng with the locals. It was also the post office until the early 1970’s.

Park Amenities

  • Visit the historic Friends Store where penny candy, old time soda, local jams, and various souvenirs are for sale. Crafts are available for children of all ages. Speak with the store keeper to hear tales of life in the last century and hear Appalachian folklore.
  • Several nature programs throughout the summer months such as hay rides, guided bird hikes, and Dutch oven demonstrations.
  • Hike, fish, or sit and relax along the Wild and Scenic Youghiogheny River.
  • Whitewater put-in for the Class V "Upper Yough." Downstream of this put in is extremely challenging and remote whitewater. This downstream section of the river is for advanced, trained, and skilled paddlers only. This section is NOT for tubing, canoeing or casual paddling. Contact the park office for more information.
  • Restrooms - Sang Run State Park has a waterless toilet facility.
  • Trails - A mile-long trail traverses the agricultural farm fields highlighting large old trees, wildflower meadows and passes by a private family cemetery.
  • Historic Election House where the community of Sang Run would cast votes for local, state, and federal elections dating back to 1870’s.
  • Sang Run Pavilion is located next to the Youghiogheny River and is a picturesque setting for large family gatherings, weddings, parties and more. It can accommodate up to 75 people for events between 8:00 AM and Sunset. Alcohol is permitted with a special permit. Make a reservation on line (https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/) or call 1-888-432-CAMP.
  • Picnicking - Picnic tables are available near Friends Store and benches are along the Youghiogheny River.
  • Alcohol Policy - Alcohol is prohibited in all areas of Sang Run State Park, except at the Sang Run Pavilion when a special permit has been issued.
  • All Maryland State Parks are trash-free. Please take your trash home with you and remember to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Online Services

Contact the Park Service

  • To Report Violations of Park Rules: 1-800-825-7275 (Park Watch) or 1-410-260-8888 (Communications Center)
  • General Information: 1-800-830-3974 (Annapolis Office)
  • Reservations: 1-888-432-2267
  • Email Us