Green Ridge State Forest

Scenic View of Green Ridge State ForestContact: 301-478-3124​

Allegany County

Office:
28700 Headquarters Drive NE
Flintstone, MD 21530

Office Hours: The office is currently closed due to the COVID-19. 

ALERT: As per Governor Hogan’s amended stay-at-home order​, on Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Maryland Forest Service has reopened the public shooting ranges at Green Ridge, Savage River, and Elk Neck State Forests and other recreational activities such as camping and equestrian use with certain c​onditions

Please read and follow these conditions for the safety of all visitors and staff, and so that these facilities can remain open for public use.​​

​See Shooting Range Guidance​

Welcome to Green Ridge State Forest. At 49,000 acres, Green Ridge is the largest contiguous block of public land in Maryland. Green Ridge is located within the Ridge and Valley Province of the Appalachian Mountains. It is rich in both natural and cultural heritage and remains a “working forest” today as it is managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service to conserve the natural ecological processes while supporting the economy of the region through an active forest management program. The Maryland Forest Service Mission is to restore, manage, and protect Maryland’s trees, forests, and forested ecosystems to sustain our natural resources and connect people to the land.

State Forest regulations are posted in conspicuous locations throughout the forest. Additional information and a brochure of the forest can be obtained by contacting the forest headquarters. Please Leave No Trace.