Wolf Den Run State Park

Wolf Den Run from Potomac State Forest overlook

Wolf Den Run State Park is a 2039 acre multi-use park that offers opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, birdwatching, hunting, and ORV riding. This park has an expanding network of trails offering access to the largest collection of ORV trails in Maryland. Protects areas of sensitive wetland ecosystems in the Huckleberry Rocks area as well as provides three miles of river access along the north branch of the Potomac river. It also protects and provides access to two cold water trout streams; Short Run, and the park’s namesake, Wolf Den Run.​

The Wolf Den Run State Park Office is now open. Riders can stop in to register to ride or continue to use the reservations link. The office is located in the campground area at 1699 Upperman Road, Oakland, MD 21550. Office hours are 9 am to 3​ pm daily. Park staff can be reached at 301-334-1272.

Reservations and Fees

Click here to make a reservation online

Once the form is received, park staff will contact you to collect payment (not required for PASSPORT holders) and supply the proof of reservation.

Plan to ride often? Click here for information on how to obtain a yearly PASSPORT.

All vehicles must have a DNR ORV Sticker and/or MD Motor Vehicle Administration Registration to operate on State Lands. ORV stickers can be purchased online at: https://compass.dnr.maryland.gov/​ or at the Wolf Den Run State Park Office.

Contact: 301-334-1272 (Office​)
301-616-3619 (On-Site Duty Ranger)

E-mail: herringtonmanor.statepark@maryland.gov

Garrett County


Wolf Den Run State Park
1699 Upperman Road
Oakland, MD 21550

Mailing address:
c/o Herrington Manor State Park
222 Herrington Lane
Oakland, MD 21550

Physical Locations:

Open For Motorized, with prior reservation, and General Use:

Off road vehicle with trees in the distance

Huckleberry Rocks Area
890 North Hill Road
Kitzmiller, MD 21538
301-334-1272​​ (office)
301-616-3619 (field)

​North Hill Area
3443 North Hill Road
Kitzmiller, MD. 21538
301-334-1272​​ (office)
301-616-3619 (field)

Potomac River Area
1400 Shallmar Road
Kitzmiller, MD. 21538
301-334-1272​​ (office)
301-616-3619 (field)

Wolf Den Run Campground
1699 Upperman Road
Oakland, MD 21550
301-334-1272​ (office)
301-616-3619 (field)

Entrance sign for Wolf Den Run State Park

General (Non-motorized) Use: no reservation required.
Sunrise to Sunset

Motorized Use: permit​ required.​
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (April 1 – October 31)
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (November 1- March 31)​

No motorized use allowed during the annual deer firearms season  (two weeks beginning the first Saturday after Thanksgiving). The park remains open for walk-in hunting and non-motorized use.

The property comprises three distinct parcels, including approximately three miles of frontage on the Potomac River’s North Branch, three brook trout streams, 1,700 acres of mixed forest, and unique rocky bluffs rising 900 feet above the Potomac River. All three parcels include areas of rugged, mountainous terrain with numerous ephemeral streams, meadows, small tributaries, and wetlands.

Images of the picnic areas, picnic tables with firepit grills, and open parking area

Historically, all of the parcels were mined for coal, and evidence of the former mining activity is evident in the bench-cut terrain that characterizes various parts of each tract, providing a variety of challenging trails for hiking or riding. Recreational opportunities now include Off-Roa​d-Vehicle (ORV) riding, hiking and biking trails in the Huckleberry Rocks, North Hill and Potomac River areas​​.

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