Potomac State Forest Laurel Run and Wallman Areas

Oakland, Maryland 21550

Potomac State Forest Laurel Run and Wallman Areas

Potomac State Forest: Laurel Run and Wallman Areas Professional Review and Guide

"The Potomac State Forest encompasses more than 11, 000 acres of pristine wilderness bordering the North Branch of the Potomac River. The forest also includes portions of Backbone Mountain, Maryland’s highest point. While the summit of Backbone sits outside of the state forest, sections within the forest exceed 3,000 feet.

Like much of Maryland’s western forests, the entire area was once denuded but has been allowed to grow back naturally and now serves as a protected area for an abundance of wildlife, including a thriving population of black bears. There are well-marked trails all throughout this rugged mountain wilderness; the state forest provides for some ideal backcountry camping. The cliffs that overlook the Potomac are impressive and offer endless opportunities for sightseeing."

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Trail Information

Oakland
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
16
Campsites
Year-round, but roads are not maintained in winter
Season
Fishing
Additional Use
301-334-2038 dnr2.maryland.gov
Local Contacts
$10-$20
Fees per Night
Group sites have sanitation facilities but no potable water.
Facilities

Activity Feed

Jul 2018