Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area

Wild River Designation

In 1976 a 21-mile long segment of the Youghiogheny was designated as Maryland's first Wild River. A state protected corridor along the river runs from Miller's Run just north of Oakland to the town of Friendsville. This corridor is managed by the Maryland Park Service to preserve the wild and natural scenic, geologic, historic, ecologic, recreational, fish, wildlife, and cultural resources.

Click here to read the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) regarding Youghiogheny Wild River under Subtitle 08.15.