Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area

898 State Park Road
Swanton, MD 21561

301-387-5563

Youghiogheny Wild River Natural Environmental Area is part of the large Mississippi River watershed that stretches from the western slope of the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Rockies in the west. Beginning in the gently rolling farmlands of southern Garrett County, the Youghiogheny cuts a northward path through some of the most rugged mountain scenery in Maryland before running into Pennsylvania and merging with the Monongahela at McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Fishing

The Youghiogheny River Catch and Release Trout Fishing Area is four miles long beginning at the Deep Creek Lake Power Plant and ending at the Sang Run Bridge. The trout fishery is supported by annual stockings of brown and rainbow trout.

Hunting and fishing are permitted in the park during regular seasons. Applicable regulations and license requirements apply.

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