Wolf Den Run State Park

Wolf Den Run State Park is Garrett County’s newest state park. Opening day is July 15, 2019. This rugged wilderness area is filled with trails that will be open to off road vehicles (ORVs) as well as hikers. It is the eighth State Park in our area.

About Wolf Den Run State Park

The park is made up of three separate parcels. There is about three miles of frontage on the Potomac River’s North Branch. You will also find three brook trout streams, 1,700 acres of mixed forest and bluffs that are 900 feet above the Potomac River. Each parcel has a mix of mountainous terrain along with streams, meadows and wetlands.

Phase 1 – Huckleberry Rocks Area

The first parcel to open is the Huckleberry Rocks area. The park entrance for this area is located at 890 North Hill Road in Kitzmiller. There are 12.5 miles of trails available for motorized recreation. Of that, 6.5 miles can be used by full-size vehicles.

Wolf Den Run State Park
Huckleberry Rocks Area

Trails in Huckleberry Rocks include:

  • The Wallow – a string of seasonally-filled depressions. You will get wet!
  • The Pit – Craggy terrain.
  • Race Track – a former competitive course.
  • Trail 0106 – a steep rugged hill climb that rises about 150 feet.

Reservations are required to visit the park. You can contact Herrington Manor State Park at 301-334-9180 or herringtonmanor.statepark@maryland.gov. Click here for more info on reservations and fees.

You can access the park with a motorized vehicle 9AM-6PM (April 1-October 31) or 9AM-4PM throughout the rest of the year (closed Tuesdays and Thursdays).

No motorized use allowed sunrise to sunset. (November 30 thru December 14th for walk in hunting only.)

In Conclusion

Wolf Den Run State Park is an exciting addition to Garrett County public lands! The Department of Natural Resources appreciates your patience as they work to open the remaining parcels of land. Creation of trails and analysis of habitat will insure it is ready for fun and that wildlife is protected.

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