Annual Work Plans
State Forest Information
In southeastern Garrett County, off MD Route 135.
Potomac State Forest
1431 Potomac Camp Road,
Oakland, MD 21550
The Potomac State Forests popular Laurel Run Road (which serves as part part of the Wallman / Laurel Run ORV Trail) ,will be re opened to full public access on Friday morning, May 24th . The lower half of the road has been closed while AT&T completed trenching and boring work while upgrading the communications cable that runs within this road / ROW.
Later this summer, additional road work will begin on the Wallman Road and the Loop Road / Snowmobile Trail in the Wallman Area. Every effort will be made to restore full access by the weekends in order to limit visitor inconvenience.
At this time, the Garrett State Forests, Piney Mountain road is undergoing considerable maintenance work including culvert replacement, ditch and surface work. Sections of road will be closed to traffic during the week as work progresses along the road. We will make every effort to restore access for the weekends.
Please be mindful of the signage and barricades, as well as heavy equipment and trucks while traveling these narrow forest access roads.
Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to improve public access to 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