Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area

Youghiogheny Scenic and Wild River, photo by Roy MusselwhitePublic Access Points

Most of the river corridor lies within private landholdings. Visitors must take precautions to avoid trespass.

Public access points can be found at Swallow Falls State Park, Sang Run State Park, and from Friendsville south along the Kendall Trail. The Hoyes Run area is also a public access point for fly-fishing (catch and release only. These points of access are primarily primitive and rugged and have no comfort facilities.

The best trail access for hiking is found at Swallow Falls State Park. The old logging railroad right-of-way may be followed north from the east side of the river. Every effort should be taken by users to be familiar with the skills needed to safely enjoy the remote and primitive environment of the river.