Youghiogheny Scenic & Wild River

Rafting the YoughioghenyReservations

Contact: 301-387-5563

​Garrett County

Between Friendsville and Oakland

Deep Creek Lake Recreation Area
898 State Park Road
Swanton, Maryland 21561​

The Youghiogheny Scenic and Wild River 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.

Public Access
Navigating the Rapids
Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species
Volunteer Opportunities
Wild River Designation