Potomac-Garrett State Forest

Upper Cascade FallsFishing

Anglers with a Freshwater Fishing License can catch multiple species of fish in the Potomac River including smallmouth bass, rock bass and several trout species. As part of the DNR trout management program, early spring through fall stocking provides excellent fishing. A variety of opportunities for wild brook trout and stocked brown and rainbow trout exist in other designated areas, including Lostland Run and Laurel Run. When fishing, be prepared to negotiate strong currents, large boulders and fallen trees in the water. Fishing is also available at the nearby Jennings Randolph Lake, which is downstream on the Potomac River. A boat ramp is located on the Maryland side accessible from Mt. Zion Road off MD Route 135. For regulations, creel limits and special management areas, consult the Maryland Fishing and Crabbing Regulations available at: http://www.eregulations.com/maryland/fishing/ or contact the Western Maryland Fisheries Office at (301) 334-8218.

Map of Potomac-Garrett State Forest​